Cruise Reduces Staff for Self-Driving Taxis Maintenance

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A recent traffic accident in San Francisco led to the suspension of Cruise's self-driving taxi operations. Following this, the company is now compelled to lay off contractors responsible for maintaining the fleet of autonomous taxis. The incident, involving a collision with a pedestrian, prompted adjustments to the clearing algorithm during post-accident situations. Cruise's license for commercial self-driving taxi services in California was revoked, leading to a halt in related activities in other states. The company also announced a partial reduction in the workforce responsible for maintaining prototype self-driving taxis. The decision comes amidst the suspension of the production of Cruise's automated Origin shuttles. The workforce involved in cleaning, monitoring technical conditions, and charging batteries for the self-driving taxis is affected. The scale of these optimization measures remains undisclosed by Cruise.