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Driverless car company recalls all of its vehicles

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Driverless car company recalls all of its vehicles

Cruise, a manufacturer of autonomous vehicles, suspended its operations in late October after a driverless car hit and dragged a pedestrian in San Francisco. Cruise says all of its vehicles will receive software updates before resuming operations. The company will also add a chief safety officer and adopt company-wide “pillars” emphasizing safety. General Motors owns Cruise and has 950 driverless cars. It operated in San Francisco, but the California DMV has suspended its license.

Why did the California DMV suspend Cruise’s permits? According to a statement released by the California DMV, they have determined that the vehicles are unsafe for public use. They also said that Cruise has misrepresented safety information about its cars.

Dig deeper: From the WORLD archives, read Michael Cochrane’s report on how self-driving cars may someday be in the ride-sharing business.

Johanna Huebscher

Johanna Huebscher is a student at Bob Jones University and a graduate of the World Journalism Institute.

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