This shouldn’t come as a surprise. Though many interpreted their original partnership as an attempt from GM to stay with the transportation trends, it was never indicated that GM couldn’t replicate Lyft’s service on its own.
The Maven unit has been steadily expanding its services, and ride-hailing is a natural next step. Lyft’s recent announcement
that it will begin developing self-driving car technology on its own should have been a clue that the partnership has evolved. Still, Lyft executives recently told Axios that the two companies still plan to roll out a pilot test of self-driving cars, as previously announced.