GM suspended Cruise operations in the U.S. What's next for autonomous vehicle industry

By Mark Brodie
Published: Monday, October 30, 2023 - 11:06am

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A Cruise driverless taxi operating in San Francisco
Cruise
A Cruise driverless taxi operating in San Francisco

The autonomous vehicle firm Cruise has suspended its operations nationwide. California officials last week revoked its license to operate in that state, after regulators decided the vehicles were dangerous to pedestrians and other drivers.

“We have decided to proactively pause driverless operations across all of our fleets while we take time to examine our processes, systems, and tools and reflect on how we can better operate in a way that will earn public trust," said Cruise, which is owned by General Motors, on X, the platform formerly known as Twitter.

Andrew Hawkins, transportation editor at The Verge, talks with The Show about what this could mean for the autonomous vehicle industry. 

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