Cruise, already staffed at about 1,000 people, is looking to double in size, primarily by hiring engineers.
Cruise probably has driven more miles autonomously than any company except Waymo — maybe into the mid-single-digit millions of miles. Waymo has somewhere between 15 and 20 million miles.
Cruise reportedly has ~1,000 staff and is looking to double to 2,000. Similarly, Waymo has ~1,000 employees.
The autonomous vehicle industry is constrained by a number of factors besides just cash: hardware, safety, engineers. But cash solves a lot of problems, so hold onto your seat.