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Monday, January 30, 2023

Since Cruise and Waymo got permission to operate without drivers on San Francisco streets, the robotaxis have been caught blocking traffic and obstructing emergency vehicles throughout the city.

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...San Francisco transportation officials want Waymo and Cruise to slow the expansion of their robotaxi services in the city due to safety concerns, as reported earlier by NBC News. In two letters written to the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), the officials on San Francisco County's Transportation Authority say the expansion of either service "is unreasonable," citing recent incidents involving stopped driverless vehicles blocking traffic and obstructing emergency responders....

In July, a group of driverless Cruise vehicles blocked traffic for hours after the cars inexplicably stopped working, and a similar incident occurred in September. Meanwhile, a driverless Waymo vehicle created a traffic jam in San Francisco after it stopped in the middle of an intersection earlier this month. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration opened an investigation into Cruise last December over concerns about the vehicles blocking traffic and causing rear-end collisions with hard braking....


#1 | Posted by LampLighter at 2023-01-30 02:59 AM | Reply

RoboTaxi ride in San Francisco? That's one step away form the cab ride scene in "The Game"...

#2 | Posted by catdog at 2023-01-30 09:17 AM | Reply

They should concentrate on finding a quarterback that can play 20 games without ending up in the hospital.

#3 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2023-01-30 03:01 PM | Reply

"They should concentrate on finding a quarterback that can play 20 games without ending up in the hospital." The City of San Francisco has just about nothing to do with the Niners who are now 45 miles away in Santa Clara. Also, how's about writing that they should concentrate on finding a offensive line that can protect their Quarterbacks?

#4 | Posted by Wildman62 at 2023-01-31 11:01 AM | Reply

You know how far the Patriots are away from Boston? (yeah yeah, "New England" blah blah blah)

#5 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2023-01-31 05:04 PM | Reply

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