GM’s Cruise suspends supervised and manual car trips, expands probes

General Motors’ (GM.N) Cruise driverless car unit said on Tuesday it will pause all supervised and manual car trips in the U.S. and expand the scope of investigations at the robotaxi operator in the aftermath of an accident that initially led to the suspension of driverless vehicle operations…

Cruise also said in the blog post that Exponent, an independent engineering firm previously hired to perform a technical root cause analysis of the Oct. 2 incident, would expand that probe to include a “comprehensive review” of its safety systems and technology.

In addition, Cruise will hire an outside safety expert to review the company’s safety operations and culture, according to the blog post. That would be in addition to the permanent chief safety officer it previously said it will hire.

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