Cruise just released a video called Poppy & The City, which is a real ode to both autonomous vehicles and the city of San Francisco, Cruise’s home.
There are so many Easter eggs in this video. I wasn’t involved the production of the video, so I had so much fun watching and picking things out.
[0:02] Since I joined Cruise during the pandemic, I haven’t actually visited the various Cruise garages. This looks like maybe the Cruise facility at 1201 Bryant Street, San Francisco?
[0:05] Poppy The AV has its own social media!
[0:08] Cruise’s fleet is all-electric!
[0:15] Self-driver In training!
[0:30] The Willie Mays Statue in front of Oracle Park!
[0:36] Skateboards are tricky! They’re not quite pedestrians, and they’re not quite bicycles.
[0:45] Traffic signs are tricky, especially ones that indicate different rules at different times of day.
[0:48] Temporary construction zones are the trickiest!
[0:52] There really are surfers in San Francisco!
[1:07] City Hall!
[1:12] Cable car tracks!
[1:13] Ocean Beach!
[1:31] The Financial District!
[1:35] The pandemic 😦 Or maybe just a regular weekend in the Financial District.
[1:37] Definitely the pandemic.
[1:39] The pandemic has exacerbated an already acute crisis of homelessness in San Francisco, as it has in many cities.
[1:41] Last fall, the California wildfires turned the sky orange.
[1:46] Cruise has delivered hundreds of thousands of meals and groceries to San Francisco residents during the pandemic.
[1:51] Mission Dolores Park!
[1:51] Is that a cameo of Cruise co-founder Kyle Vogt running through the Pandhandle?
[1:54] Crissy Field!
[1:58] Willie Mays In Real Life!
[2:21] The Future!
[2:25] Sunset over Twin Peaks 🌇