– Addresses regulator safety concerns: By halting self-driving operations, GM is taking a proactive step to address any concerns raised by regulators regarding the safety of self-driving technology.
– Enhances public trust: Operating with human supervision can help build public trust in self-driving technology, as it provides an additional layer of safety assurance.
– Mitigates potential risks: By temporarily halting autonomous operations, GM can ensure that any potential safety issues are thoroughly addressed and resolved before resuming self-driving operations.
– Setback in autonomous progress: The decision to halt self-driving operations can be seen as a setback in the overall progress of autonomous technology, as it indicates potential challenges or safety issues that need to be overcome.
– Delays in service expansion: With human supervision now required, there might be delays in expanding the self-driving service to more cities as originally planned.
– Reputation impact: The temporary shutdown may have an impact on GM’s reputation in the autonomous vehicle industry, potentially raising concerns among investors and stakeholders.
Following safety concerns that prompted California regulators to temporarily halt Cruise’s autonomous robotaxi operations in San Francisco, the company has announced that its fleet in Austin and other cities across the United States will now be operated under human supervision.