The General Motors driverless subsidiary Cruise has parted company with nine more executives after a collision with a pedestrian in San Francisco last October led to the departure of its co-founder and CEO.
A Cruise spokesperson confirmed to The San Francisco Standard newspaper that nine “key leaders” across the company departed “following an initial analysis of the Oc. 2 incident and Cruise’s response to it.”
Though the statement did not provide details as to who these are, Cruise disclosed that “key leaders from Legal, Government Affairs, and Commercial Operations, as well as Safety and Systems” were affected.
In October, a Cruise driverless car hit and dragged a woman nearly 20 feet after she was first struck by a human-operated vehicle. This led to California’s Department of Motor Vehicles revoke its permit to operate in San Francisco, and then the company to stopped services across the US as internal and external investigations continue.
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