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According to a report, the federal government is looking into Cruise after it was granted a permit to begin charging for rides.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is looking into a June 3 collision in San Francisco that reportedly caused "minor" injuries to passengers inside one of General Motor's self-driving cars.
The June 3 crash, which occurred a day after the company was granted a permit from the California Public Utilities Commission, makes the NHTSA investigation all the more important.
The NHTSA has not opened a formal investigation into Cruise for this or any other incident, Cruise told MarketWatch.
As of late, the streets of San Francisco have been getting a lot of headaches due to the cars. Before getting permission to start charging customers for rides, the company had been operating a late-night taxi service without safety drivers.
A group of Cruise vehicles shutting down at the same time caused a traffic jam in the city.
The company lost contact with its entire fleet in May. The California Public Utilities Commission was contacted by an anonymous Cruise employee after the May incident, according to a letter reviewed by the magazine.
It's eyebrow-raising that there had been a number of reports regarding Cruise vehicles prior to the permits being issued.
We'll probably hear more about Cruise's robotaxis in the future.
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The U.S. agency is investigating a Cruise car crash.
GM's robotaxis are collecting fares without safety drivers.