Incident 181: BMW Sedan Made a Prohibited Left Turn, Colliding with a Cruise Autonomous Vehicle

Description: A BMW Sedan reportedly made an illegal left turn, causing a minor collision but no injuries with a Cruise autonomous vehicle (AV) operating in autonomous mode.


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Alleged: Cruise developed and deployed an AI system, which harmed Cruise vehicle.

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Sean McGregor, Khoa Lam
Report of Traffic Collision Involving an Autonomous Vehicle · 2022

A Cruise autonomous vehicle ("Cruise AV"), operating in driverless autonomous mode, was at a complete stop in response to a red light on southbound Masonic Avenue at the intersection with Oak Street. At the intersection, an Acura Sedan was …

Driverless Cruise autonomous vehicle involved in two-car collision · 2022

On September 30 last year autonomous driving startup Cruise was granted permission to operate test vehicles in San Francisco without a safety driver behind the wheel.

The approval came with the conditions the vehicles could only be operated…


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