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Self-driving taxi involved in crash with turning truck in San Francisco


On Monday, an autonomous Cruise robotaxi collided with a truck in San Francisco, according to reports.

The crash happened on the morning of August 7 on Stanyan and Oak near Golden Gate Park, according to the San Francisco Standard. Cruise told the outlet that the self-driving taxi was following another car which turned to get around the truck. The taxi tried to follow that car but reportedly stopped when the truck started to move. Cruise says that the truck then struck the taxi’s passenger side.

Video from the scene shows the aftermath of the collision between the Cruise robotaxi and the semi trailer.

No injuries were reported.

Cruise responded to the incident with the following statement:

“We’re actively investigating, but we can confirm that the truck attempted a left turn from the right lane while our car was passing. The AV came to a complete stop to avoid a collision when it detected the truck beginning to move, but the truck continued and struck our vehicle.”

Cruise is the robotaxi division of General Motors.


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