Cruise settles with pedestrian injured in robotaxi incident

General Motors Co.’s autonomous-car unit reached an $8 million to $12 million settlement with a pedestrian who was dragged by one of its vehicles in San Francisco, according to Claims Journal. The settlement was struck earlier this year and the injured pedestrian is now reported to be out of hospital. In the October incident, the […]

Cruise return to the streets for the first time since ‘pedestrian-dragging’ incident

Cruise’s autonomous vehicles are officially back on the road and driving autonomously for the first time since one of its driverless vehicles dragged a pedestrian over 20 feet in San Francisco. Cruise said last month that it would resume testing with manually driven vehicles focused on mapping and gathering road information — minor tasks for a company with as […]

Autonomous taxis: ‘Mixed Messages’ on US$470bn Market Readiness

Over the last three to four years, the driverless robotaxi industry has begun to flourish. Driverless services are coming online in multiple cities across the US and China. IDTechEx‘s recent report, “Future Automotive Technologies 2024-2034: Applications, Megatrends, Forecasts“, predicts that the driverless robotaxi industry will be generating over US$470 billion annually through services in 2034. This […]

Cruise resumes robotaxi tests

General Motors’ self-driving brand Cruise will resume tests for its robotaxi service, the company announced yesterday, months after Cruise suspended operations amid scrutiny of its driverless cars, which increased after Forbes reported a pedestrian was inadvertently dragged by one of the company’s vehicles. Cruise will evaluate its autonomous vehicles without human drivers as part of its next […]

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 […]

GM halves funding for driverless Cruise division

General Motors is cutting a billion dollars (£788 million) of spending from its driverless taxi division Cruise, but insists it remains committed to the self-driving project. Reuters has analysed the company’s finances and says Cruise spent $1.9 billion in cash during 2023, and recorded a $2.7 billion pretax loss, not including $500 million in restructuring […]

Cruise admits reaction to pedestrian collision woefully short of our own expectations

General Motors’ driverless car subsidiary Cruise has published the findings of an independent report into a collision between one of its driverless vehicles and a pedestrian in San Francisco last October. The collision involved a driverless car hitting and dragging a woman nearly 20 feet after she was first struck by a human-operated vehicle. The […]

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 cuts a quarter of its workforce

Troubles continue for General Motors’ driverless subsidiary Cruise. The latest announcement is a cut of nearly a quarter of its workforce – around 900 people – after a crash involving a pedestrian in San Francisco. Since then it’s had its permit in California suspended, removed all its vehicles off American roads, seen its CEO and […]

Nine more Cruise execs leave company after October crash

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 […]

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