Tech Published: 10 April 2024 Update: 10 April 2024

Cruise will resume robotaxi tests after one of its cars ran someone over

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Regulators To Vote On San Francisco Robotaxi Expansion
Cruise will look to get its driverless cars under control before it takes on new passengers. | Getty

Cruise has announced that it’s resuming tests for its fleet of self-driving taxis in Phoenix, Arizona , though not with passengers just yet. The autonomous vehicle maker says it will start with humans behind the wheel, with no passengers and no autonomous driving mechanisms engaged.

In California, lawmakers banned the GM subsidiary from operating its vehicles in the state after one of them ran over a San Francisco pedestrian and dragged them over 20 feet in October, after another vehicle threw the victim into the robotaxi’s path. That was just weeks after another incident where one of Cruise’s vehicles collided with a fire truck after failing to properly yield to the truck’s emergency signals.

The company’s been dealing with the fallout…

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