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 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 […]

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 […]

Statistics show big fall in fatalities on roads with speed cameras

A study in New York has found that speeding, injuries, and traffic fatalities declined in areas with speed cameras during the first year of 24/7 enforcement. The US has been behind the UK in embracing automated enforcement, so the effects of new schemes are analysed carefully there. NYC Department of Transportation Commissioner Ydanis Rodriguez said […]

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 […]

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 […]

Causeway Technologies acquires from Bridgepoint

Construction technology provider Causeway Technologies, backed by Five Arrows, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire, the world’s leading digital road management platform from private equity firm Bridgepoint. The platform enables highways authorities, utilities companies and contractors to plan, coordinate and communicate work zones by enabling cross-sector collaboration and seamless public engagement. […]

Yunex Traffic deploys new emergency preemption solutions in the USA

Yunex Traffic, has partnered with and intelligent connected traffic technology solutions company LYT to deliver Next Generation emergency vehicle preemption solutions for the City of Seattle Department of Transportation and the University of Washington.  As part of an approved grant for multimodal Integrated Corridor Mobility for All (MICMA) project, the companies will initially deploy LYT’s […]

San Francisco Police chief backs fire counterpart’s driverless warning

The Chief of Police in the Californian City of San Francisco has backed the city’s fire chief in questioning the roll-out of driverless vehicles there. Last week Fire Officer Jeanine Nicholson called for the “pause button to be pushed” on driverless use because of evidence they were getting in the way of fire trucks by […]


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