Cruise’s Driverless Taxi Service in San Francisco Is Suspended

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California regulators on Tuesday ordered Cruise, a Common Motors subsidiary, to cease its driverless taxi service in San Francisco after a collection of visitors incidents, together with a collision with a hearth truck.

The choice by the state’s Division of Motor Automobiles adopted a turbulent three months for Cruise. In early August, over the objections of San Francisco officers, state regulators allowed Cruise to increase its service within the metropolis. However a little bit greater than per week later, the D.M.V. advised Cruise to chop its fleet within the metropolis in half.

As of Tuesday, Cruise had 50 driverless vehicles working in the course of the day and 150 at night time.

“When there’s an unreasonable danger to public security, the D.M.V. can instantly droop or revoke permits,” the company mentioned in a press release. It didn’t say how lengthy the suspension would final.

In a post on X, previously referred to as Twitter, Cruise mentioned that it could pause its driverless operations in San Francisco and that it was engaged on enhancements to the driverless vehicles’ expertise.

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