California Bans Cruise Robotaxis In San Francisco Over Safety Concerns

A Cruise robotaxi in SF traffic
A Cruise robotaxi in SF traffic

The California Department of Motor Vehicles has banned General Motors’ Cruise robotaxis from operating in San Francisco. The suspension goes into effect immediately and only applies to Cruise vehicles that don’t include a human driver. Self-driving prototypes with a monitor behind the wheel will still be allowed to operate.

While it’s likely not a permanent ban, the DMV said it doesn’t have a set date for when it will allow Cruise robotaxis to begin operating again, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. It also said it came to this decision because “the manufacturer’s vehicles are not safe for the public’s operation” and that it had already told Cruise “the steps needed to apply to reinstate its suspended permits.”

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