Cruise issues statement after October accident

The leadership team of autonomous robotaxi firm Cruise has posted an update on X, following the involvement of one of their vehicles in a serious accident in October. The GM-funded company had a licence to carry passengers without human drivers throughout the city of San Francisco.

Cruise, which has reportedly lost up to $6 billion over the past five years, suspended its driverless operations after California regulators declared that its fleet of driverless taxis posed a danger to the public after the accident in which one of its driverless vehicles struck a pedestrian that had been knocked over by a human-driven car. California’s DMV subsequently revoked Cruise’s licence to operate autonomous taxis throughout San Francisco.

A period of restructuting its senior management and board that included the appointment of Steve Kenner as Chief Safety Officer. the tweet says, was carried out in the hope of regaining the trust of its stakeholders after the company was accused of being “less than transparent” about the circumstances that led to the incident on 2 Octoner.

The full statement can be read here.

(Picture – Cruise)


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