Cruise is taking all its vehicles off public roads amid expanded safety probe, staff changes

  • 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.”

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