In October, a Cruise autonomous cab failed to halt in time, colliding with a pedestrian who had already been hit by a hit-and-run driver, sparking safety apprehensions surrounding the deployment of robotaxis.
In response, Cruise, in November, temporarily halted all supervised and manual car trips across the United States. Simultaneously, the company initiated an extended safety assessment of its robotaxis, leading to internal unrest and prompting the resignations of CEO Kyle Vogt and Chief Product Officer Daniel Kan.
Last week, GM's robotaxi unit announced plans to reintroduce its services in an undisclosed city initially, with subsequent expansion into others. The focus will be on the utilization of Cruise autonomous vehicles based on the Bolt platform in the immediate future.