GM’s Cruise plans re-launch for driverless robotaxis, cut roles

GENERAL Motors’ robotaxi unit Cruise said on Wednesday it was planning to re-launch in one city and cut some roles, over a month after it pulled its self-driving vehicles from US testing due to an accident.

The incident that took place on Oct 2 in San Francisco involved another vehicle and ended with one of its self-driving taxis dragging a pedestrian.

“Once we have taken steps to improve our safety culture and rebuild trust, our strategy is to re-launch in one city and prove our performance there, before expanding,” the company said.

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