Cruise accused of “misleding” regulators over San Francisco crash

General Motors’ driverless susidiary Cruise is being accused of covering up the severity of a crash involving one of its driverless cars. The Guardian reports the California Public Utilities Commission has summoned the company to a hearing in February that could lead to a $1.5m (£1.2m) fine on top of the current suspension to its […]

GM reported to be cutting driverless subsidiary’s budget

General Motors is reported to be planning to reduce the amount it spends on its driverless vehicle division, Cruise. The Financial Times reports it announce a cut in the budget after it suspended testing of its driverless taxis following a crash involving a pedestrian in San Francisco. It says GM currently spends about $700 million […]

Cruise planning staged driverless relaunch

General Motors’ driverless subsidiary, Cruise, is reported to be planning to relaunch in an as-yet unspecified American city. The company has ceased all operations, both fully driverless and those with a safety driver, after a crash involving a pedestrian who had already been hit by another, human-driven, vehicle in San Francisco which led to California’s […]

Cruise CEO resigns after crash controversy

The Chief Executive and co-founder of General Motors driverless vehicle division Cruise has resigned after the company provision of all rides following a collision with a pedestrian in the city last month. The person had been hit by a human-driven vehicle who then drove away before the collision with the driverless vehicle. In a series of messages […]

Cruise pauses all driverless rides in the US

General Motors’ driverless subsidiary, Cruise, has suspended all supervised and manual autonomous vehicle operations in the US. This follows suspension of rides in San Francisco following a collision with a pedestrian in the city last month. The person had been hit by a human-driven vehicle who then drove away before the collision with the driverless […]

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 […]

Cruise “days away” from driverless pod production

The General Motors subsidiary Cruise is “on the cusp” of mass-producing a driverless vehicle designed to transport up to six passengers. Cruise Origin doesn’t have manual steering controls or pedals and is designed to operate entirely through autonomous technology. The website IoT News reports it has faced a “significant hurdle’ obtaining approval from the US […]

Cruise CEO says driverless vehicles safer than humans

The CEO of General Motors’ driverless subsidiary Cruise has stated that parents should want to put their children in autonomous vehicles, because they’re safer than human-driven cars. Kyle Vogt told CNBC Television “The really important thing people need to know about AVs is their safety track record, especially relative to human drivers. And since we’ve […]

Cruise told to reduce the number of driverless vehicles on the road in San Francisco

The General Motors-owned driverless taxi provider Cruise has been told to reduce the number or vehicles on San Francisco’s roads. The California Department of Motor Vehicles wants a maximum of 50 on the road during the day, and 150 overnight. That’s a halving of previous numbers. Driverless vehicles have been controversial in the city with […]

Passenger injured in driverless crash with fire engine in San Francisco

A driverless car operated by the GM subsidiary Cruise has crashed with a fire engine answering an emergency call, after driving through a green light while taking a passenger in San Francisco. The passenger was injured and taken to hospital, although Cruise says sustained what are believed to be “non-severe” injuries. It happened around 10pm […]


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