Cruise – General Motors’ self-driving robotaxi service – has been involved in a few incidents lately as the autonomous driving subsidiary continues to work out the kinks in the autonomous-driving technology. Recently, another Cruise AV unit was captured in a peculiar predicament.
In a video posted to social media, we find a Cruise AV unit stuck in the middle of an intersection that’s undergoing construction. Seemingly confused by the road work, the robotaxi doesn’t budge as a flagger waves his sign in front of the vehicle in an attempt to discourage it from moving forward.
Of course, although this incident was likely extremely irritating for the flagger and other workers, the Cruise AV unit thankfully stopped and didn’t crash through the worksite.
As previously mentioned, this recent incident isn’t an isolated event. Cruise was forced to recall 300 Cruise AV units following a San Francisco crash back in March 2023. More specifically, the robotaxi service claims that while the self-driving technology was able to distinguish the front and rear of the bus, the length of the city bus fooled the Cruise AV unit into miscalculating how much room it had to maneuver.
Cruise stuck in the Middle of the road in SF. pic.twitter.com/0XOcfC3Q2M
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In other Cruise-related news, the self-driving subsidiary recently reached the 2 million driverless miles milestone. This development comes as Cruise surpassed 1.5 million driverless miles just the month before, indicating that the popularity of the robotaxi service is increasing exponentially.
In addition, Cruise is now available for riders who are 13 years or older. As long as said minor is accompanied by an adult – because minors can’t create their own Cruise accounts – they are now able to participate in the all-electric ride-sharing service.