- Cruise, General Motors’ embattled driverless car unit, said Tuesday it will pause all public road operations — both supervised and manual — in an expansion of last month’s pause of driverless operations.
- The decision comes after a board meeting Monday at Cruise’s headquarters in San Francisco, and included a reorganization, more oversight from GM and an expanded safety probe.
- “This orderly pause is a further step to rebuild public trust while we undergo a full safety review,” Cruise wrote in a blog post…
“Cruise has made the difficult decision to reduce a portion of the contingent workforce that supported driverless ridehail operations,” a company spokesperson told CNBC Thursday in a statement. “These contingent workers were responsible for work such as cleaning, charging and maintaining the fleet, and we’re grateful for their contributions.”