A self-driving Cruise car

Is it possible that self-driving cars have reached artificial intelligence? The robotaxis may be planning a takeover. They were blocking traffic for hours in San Francisco. When you looked closer, you could see that the eight self-driving Cruise vehicles had made a mistake and stopped in a confused herd.

It was only after Cruise employees arrived that the jam was solved.

The cars were stuck at the corner of Gough and Fulton streets, according to photos posted on social media. There are at least eight cars stopped in the middle of the road.

Some of our vehicles had an issue that made them cluster together. Drew Pusateri apologized to anyone who was affected by the issue in an email. Pusateri wouldn't say what caused the cars tocluster.

The company said the cause of the jam had been found and fixed, but there were other ideas about the cars. The original poster described the Cruise car pile-up as "surreal" and noted that the cars blocked a street sweeper from accessing the block.

Cruise was given the go-ahead by the California Public Utilities Commission to run a fleet of 30 cars. When roads are less crowded, the robotaxis can only operate between 10 and 6 a.m. The first self-driving car company to get approval to operate in the city without a human behind the wheel is Cruise.

Cruise cars don't inspire confidence in the past. In April, a Cruise taxi was pulled over by police and then sped away from them.

Weird and bad car behaviors have been encountered by other companies. The fleet kept going down a dead end street. Humans aren't perfect, but neither is a system dependent on people to save it.