Incident 182: Two Cruise Autonomous Vehicles Collided with Each Other in California

Description: In San Francisco, an autonomous Cruise Chevrolet Bolt collided with another Cruise vehicle driven by a Cruise human employee, causing minor scuffs to the cars but no human injuries.


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Alleged: Cruise developed and deployed an AI system, which harmed Cruise vehicles and Cruise driver employee.

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Sean McGregor, Khoa Lam
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