A cruise robot car, a subsidiary of General Motors, is being tested.
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Automobile and technology executives have long promised that self-driving cars will drive better than humans, but this week’s San Francisco cruise cars did not.
A majority-owned subsidiary of the company General Motors, “Earlier this week, we had a problem with some vehicles clustering.” A spokesman for one company said the problem was “solved and passengers were unaffected,” but did not provide further details.
Photos and descriptions of Cruise Robotaxi blocking several lanes in San Francisco shared With Reddit And Twitter. Late Tuesday night, at least seven cruise ships are gathering at the intersection of Goff and Fulton streets in the city’s Civic Center district, which may be blocking two-way traffic on one road.
It’s unclear how long the car was blocking traffic or the situation with the car servicing paying customers on some roads in San Francisco.
This case is another example of how difficult it is to develop and deploy self-driving cars. Commercializing self-driving cars was much more difficult than many expected, even a few years ago.The challenge led to the integration of the self-driving car sector after years of enthusiasm to promote the technology as the next technology. Trillions of dollars market For shipping companies.
The San Francisco Emergency Management Agency was informed and contacted Cruise on this issue, San Francisco Police Department spokeswoman Kathryn Winters told CNBC. She said no police officers had been dispatched to the scene.
The incident occurred about a week after Cruise became the first company to offer unmanned fare vehicles to the public in big cities. Vehicles operate on designated streets in San Francisco from 10 pm to 6 am.
Alphabet-backed Waymo reportedly had similar problems associated with self-driving car clustering in the city. KPIX-TV, a CBS affiliate of San Francisco, Reported in October The Waymo vehicle was stuck on a dead-end street.
Cruise issues also occur months after online video reveals cruise autonomy. Vehicle pulled by police.. In a video posted on April 1, the cruiser was first pulled to the side of the road and stopped as police officers approached the driver’s seat before crossing the intersection and further on the road.