“The autonomous driving industry is consolidating and leaders in a trillion dollar market are emerging rapidly,” Oliver Cameron, Voyager co-founder and CEO, said in a blog post. “Having been intimately involved in the autonomous vehicle (AV) industry for the past five years, I can say with confidence that Cruise – with its advanced autonomous driving technology, its unique partnerships with automakers and its fully electric with no human control – is posited to be the clear leader. “
The GM-backed cruise is relatively well funded compared to Travel. It operates its autonomous vehicles in San Francisco – it has started testing at the end of last year – while Travel tested mainly in retirement communities as in San Jose, CA and The Villages, Florida. Voyage is a startup from the online education company Udacity.