Cruise halts driverless robotaxis in 3 more cities as safety concerns mount

Just days after Cruise lost its permit to operate driverless robotaxis in California, the General Motors subsidiary announced Thursday night on X, formerly known as Twitter, that it is pausing driverless operations across all its fleets.

The company also provided driverless rides in Phoenix; Houston; and Austin, Texas, according to Cruise’s website on Friday morning. The Houston service just started on Oct. 12.

Undeterred by the safety challenges encountered by Cruise in San Francisco, Uber announced Thursday that riders could choose fully autonomous vehicles in Phoenix through a partnership with Waymo, a self-driving technology company owned by Google parent company Alphabet.

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