California immediately suspends Cruise's permission to deploy self-driving vehicles and test driverless vehicles

The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) immediately suspended permission for Cruise, a subsidiary of major American automaker GM (General Motors) that develops and tests self-driving cars, to deploy vehicles and conduct unmanned driving tests. Then he announced. The cause is that Cruise's self-driving car hit a pedestrian in early October 2023 and did not properly share all information about the accident with the DMV.

The California Department of Motor Vehicles today issued the following statement on the immediate suspension of Cruise LLC's deployment and driverless testing permits:

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The statement released by the DMV is as follows:

“Public safety is a top priority for the DMV, and the self-driving vehicle regulations provide a framework to facilitate the safe testing and deployment of self-driving technology on California’s public roads. If there is an unreasonable risk, the DMV can immediately suspend or revoke your permit, and there is no set time limit for the suspension.

The DMV notified Cruise today (October 24, 2023) that the DMV's permission to deploy self-driving vehicles and conduct driverless testing will be suspended effective immediately. The DMV has provided Cruise with the necessary steps to apply for reinstatement of his suspended permit, but will not approve it until Cruise meets the DMV's requirements. This decision does not affect Cruise's authorization to test safety drivers.'

The DMV's statement does not specifically say what caused Cruise to pose a threat to 'public safety,' but it does refer to a personal injury accident involving Cruise's self-driving car that occurred in early October 2023. It is believed to be caused by

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The accident details: ``A woman who was hit by the vehicle in front fell down in front of Cruise's self-driving car, and the self-driving car did not stop and hit the woman.'' According to California State Police, Cruise's vehicle braked suddenly in front of the woman, coming to a complete stop, but then started moving again, even though the woman was in front of the vehicle, at approximately 7 mph. 12 km) and traveled 20 feet (about 6 m) before stopping again.

The day after the accident, DMV and Cruise representatives held a meeting, but Cruise initially submitted only the footage until it came to a complete stop, and then did not show footage of the scene in which it dragged the woman. Initially, the DMV did not know about this, but apparently learned of it through information from other government agencies.

In addition, in response to the DMV's claim that ``Initially, Cruise only showed the footage until it came to a complete stop,'' Cruise spokeswoman Hannah Lindow said, ``We showed the entire footage to the DMV and played it multiple times. 'I am confirming that,' he argues.

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