Techstination, your destination for gadgets and gear. I’m Fred Fishkin. The robotaxi industry in California had a very rough month of October. A woman crossing a street against a light in San Francisco was hit by a human driven car…and pushed in front of a GM Cruise autonomous vehicle that wound up dragging her underneath as it moved to the roadside. She was hospitalized and the California DMV wound up pulling the license for Cruise to operate autonomous vehicles in the state for now saying the company…was less than forthcoming with the video footage it provided. An allegation denied by Cruise which has suspended robotaxi operations for now. On the Smart Driving Cars podcast Princeton’s faculty chair of autonomous vehicle engineering, Alain Kornhauser, said companies need to be open when it comes to sharing safety information, and this type of incident can be prevented. Google’s Waymo, meanwhile, is continuing to operate robotaxis.
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