Incident 293: Cruise’s Self-Driving Car Involved in a Multiple-Injury Collision at an San Francisco Intersection

Description: A Cruise autonomous vehicle was involved in a crash at an intersection in San Francisco when making a left turn in front of a Toyota Prius traveling in an opposite direction, which caused occupants in both cars to sustain injuries.


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Alleged: Cruise developed and deployed an AI system, which harmed Cruise passengers and Toyota Prius passengers.

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Report of a Traffic Collision Involving an Autonomous Vehicle · 2022

A Cruise autonomous vehicle ("Cruise AV") operating in driverless autonomous mode, was traveling eastbound on Geary Boulevard toward the intersection with Spruce Street. As it approached the intersection, the Cruise AV entered the left hand…

GM's Cruise Self-Driving Car Crash Injured Multiple People · 2022

On June 3, 2022, in San Francisco, California, a Cruise self-driving vehicle that was driving itself autonomously was involved in an accident with a Toyota Prius. People in both cars sustained injuries as a result of the crash.

According to…

Cruise self-driving crash in San Francisco resulted in injuries; NHTSA investigating · 2022

One day after California regulators awarded Cruise a milestone permit in its efforts to commercialize autonomous-driving technology, one of the company's vehicles was involved in a crash that resulted in multiple injuries.

The crash occurre…

U.S. agency probing self-driving Cruise car crash in California · 2022

WASHINGTON, July 7 (Reuters) - The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has opened a special investigation into a recent crash of a Cruise self-driving vehicle in California that resulted in minor injuries, the agency said on Thur…

Part 573 Safety Recall Report · 2022

Description of the Defect: In a rare circumstance described below, a safety feature in the prior version of the subject ADS, known as the reflexive planner, caused the AV to hard brake while performing an unprotected left turn (“UPL”) when …

Cruise recalls its robotaxis after passenger injured in crash · 2022

Washington, DC (CNN Business) — This week Cruise, which counts General Motors as its largest shareholder, became the first robotaxi operator to recall its vehicles, following a June crash involving “major” damage and minor passenger injurie…

GM's Cruise Recalls Self-Driving Software Involved in June Crash · 2022

AUTONOMOUS DRIVING COMPANY Cruise and US regulators said today that the General Motors subsidiary had recalled software deployed on 80 vehicles after two people were injured in a June crash involving a Cruise car operating autonomously in S…


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