February 21, 2024
A Cruise self-driving automotive, owned by Common Motors Corp., is seen exterior the corporate’s headquarters in San Francisco the place it does most of its testing. REUTERS/Heather Somerville

California suspended Common Motors’ Cruise autonomous automobile deployment and driverless testing permits, efficient instantly, the state’s division of motor autos mentioned in an announcement on Tuesday.

“When there may be an unreasonable threat to public security, the DMV can instantly droop or revoke permits,” the regulator mentioned.

It added, “This choice doesn’t affect the corporate’s allow for testing with a security driver.”

In August, the regulator mentioned it was investigating “regarding incidents” involving autonomous autos operated by Cruise in San Francisco and requested the corporate to take half its robotaxis off the roads.

In August, a Cruise robotaxi was concerned in a crash with an emergency automobile in San Francisco.

Cruise was not instantly obtainable for remark.