Apparently this San Francisco cruise couldn’t figure out how to pull over on a narrow street to let the bus pass.
Matt Rosoff, CNBC
General Motors’ self-driving vehicle unit has fired nine “key leaders” amid ongoing safety investigations sparked by an October accident in San Francisco, according to an internal letter obtained by CNBC.
The departures include leaders from Cruise’s legal, government affairs, business operations, safety and systems teams, according to the company-wide letter, which GM and Cruise spokespeople confirmed to be authentic.
“New leadership is essential” for the company to restore trust and operate “with the highest standards when it comes to safety, integrity and accountability,” the letter said.
The shock that was Reported for the first time By Reuters This follows an initial analysis of Cruz’s response to an incident last October 2, in which he dragged a pedestrian after being struck by another car. Last month, Cruise temporarily suspended all on-road operations in the United States following reports of the incident.
The company also faces regulatory pressure and fines for potentially misleading or withholding information about the incident.
GM CEO Mary Barra, who also serves as Cruise’s president, said last week that the company is “very focused on righting the ship” at Cruise. Its procedures include two ongoing external safety reviews that will guide the company’s path forward. It is expected to be completed in early 2024.
“The personnel decisions made today are a necessary step for Cruise moving forward as it focuses on accountability, trust and transparency. GM remains committed to supporting Cruise in these efforts,” GM said in an email statement on Wednesday.
Cruise CEO and co-founder Kyle Vogt and co-founder and chief product officer Dan Kahn also resigned from the self-driving taxi company.
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