California DMV Orders Pause on Cruise Operations in SF
Oct 24, 2023

On Tuesday, the California DMV ordered Cruise to pause autonomous vehicle operations and testing in San Francisco. According to the DMV, the suspension does not affect Cruise’s permit for testing with a safety driver. The decision follows a highly-publicized incident in which a human driver caused a hit and run, injuring a pedestrian and launching them into a Cruise vehicle.

“It’s sad that the human driver responsible for causing a hit and run on San Francisco streets is still out there driving,” said Chamber of Progress CEO Adam Kovacevich. “It’s critical that the California DMV take a safety-first approach to AV deployment, and it’s noteworthy that Cruise has taken responsible steps here to share video and data with regulators. Hopefully this unfortunate tragedy doesn’t stall a technology with the power to make our roads safer.”


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