California DMV Launches Investigation into Cruise Robotaxi Collision with Fire Truck
The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) has asked Cruise, the autonomous vehicle subsidiary of General Motors, to temporarily reduce the number of its autonomous vehicles operating in San Francisco following “recent concerning incidents” involving the fleet.
One of the incidents involved a collision between a Cruise robotaxi and a fire truck at an intersection. The fire truck had its sirens and lights activated while responding to an emergency, and the robotaxi had passengers on board who sustained non-life-threatening injuries. In another incident, a Cruise vehicle became stuck in wet concrete.