Cruise, the self-driving subsidiary owned by General Motors, has restarted testing of its self-driving technology on public roads for the first time since October. That's when Californian regulators suspended operator permits following several crashes and traffic incidents, one of which involved dragging a struck pedestrian down the road. At the time, robotaxi testing focused on the San Francisco area, but the new round of testing starts in Phoenix, Arizona, with plans for expansion around the city to be realized gradually. This will only be permitted once predetermined safety benchmarks are met (or exceeded), hopefully preventing repeats of the incidents that have taken place in other areas. As an extra layer of safety (and one that should arguably always be there until the tech is perfected), human drivers will evaluate the cars from behind the wheel to prevent serious traffic incidents.

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GM Cruise Robotaxis Return To Service With A Human Supervisor At The Helm

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