San Francisco: Cruise to halve its driverless fleet after recent crashes

Cruise has agreed to reduce its driverless taxi operation in San Francisco by 50% after two separate crashes involving its vehicles. The California Department of Motor Vehicles said in a statement that it is investigating “recent concerning incidents involving Cruise vehicles” and that the company agreed to its request to reduce the number of operating […]

Robotaxi regulators: No contact from Tesla after Musk teases plans

Two California agencies that regulate robotaxis said they haven’t heard from Tesla about its plans for the cars, even though Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced last week that he’ll reveal a new robotaxi product in August, says NBC News. The California Department of Motor Vehicles and the California Public Utilities Commission, or CPUC, said in separate […]

California Public Utilities Commission approves Waymo expansion plan

Waymo can expand its robotaxi service to the Peninsula and Los Angeles, state regulators said Friday. NBC Bay Area is reporting. The company’s driverless ride-hailing operations launched last year in San Francisco. “We’re grateful to the CPUC for this vote of confidence in our operations, which paves the way for the deployment of our commercial Waymo One […]

Waymo plans Los Angeles expansion

Google’s driverless vehicle sister company Waymo has asked Californian authorities for permission to expand its driverless service to Los Angeles. US News reports that Waymo, which is operating in San Francisco, would be able to offer driverless rides by invitatation if the permisssion were granted. In a post on X, Waymo stated: We’ve applied to […]

Cruise “offers $75,000” to resolve crash investigation in San Francisco

General Motors’ driverless subsidiary Cruise has offered to pay $75,000 (£59,000) to settle a dispute with the state over whether it misled regulators about the aftermath of crash involving one of its driverless cars. The San Francisco Standard reports that a document filed last Friday (5 January) seeking to defer an order on issues raised […]

Cruise pauses all driverless operations

General Motors’ driverless vehicle division Cruise is stopping all of its driverless services for the moment, after it had its licence to operate suspended in San Francisco. California’s Department of Motor Vehicles suspended the company’s driverless permits following a collision with a pedestrian in San Francisco earlier this month, after the person had been hit […]

Yunex Traffic wins major American contract

ITS technology provider Yunex Traffic has announced a multi-million dollar, multi-year agreement to provide express lane and bridge tolling facility maintenance services for the Bay Area Toll Authority (BATA) in California. The contract covers toll infrastructure at the San Francisco Bay area’s seven state-owned bridges including the Bay, Antioch, Richmond, Dumbarton, and San Mateo, as well […]

Cruise and Waymo To Charge Fares for Passenger Service in San Francisco

The California Public Utilities Commission is permitting driverless car developers Cruise and Waymo to conduct commercial passenger service using driverless vehicles in San Francisco. The approval includes the ability for both companies to charge fares for rides at any time of day. Prior to the approval, both companies operated in San Francisco and other areas […]

California moves towards driverless lorry ban

A ban on the use of driverless trucks in the state of California has moved closer to becoming law after passing the committee stage in the state legislature. The rule would mean any vehicle weighing more than 10,000 lbs (approx 4.5 tonnes) would require a human safety driver. Industry bodies have criticised the move saying […]

Cruise wants to expand driverless testing in California

General Motors’ Cruise autonomous vehicle unit has asked for permission to test the cars across the whole of California. The GM subsidiary already is running an autonomous ride-hailing service in its hometown of San Francisco after testing for more than two years. The Associated Press says the company does not have specific plans yet to […]


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