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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