The company’s executive reshuffle comes after a public relations nightmare that began last month with the pinned-under-the-carry-truck collision of two pedestrians in San Francisco. Cruise’s autonomous and manual vehicle operations have been halted, and the parent company, GM, is still looking into the accident for safety reasons. Since the accident, the company’s reputation has suffered, and GM had to recall about . Soon after, Cruises ‘ driverless permits were suspended by the California DMV, and that decision is still in effect.
( 1/6 ) At 10:30 am today, we learned that our driverless permits had been suspended by the CaliforniaDMV. We will therefore stop running our driverless AVs in San Francisco. A5HAV2WUv7 http ://t.co
— October 24, 2023, cruise (@Cruise )
Cruise recently stated in a tweet that the business is committed to “rebuilding public trust.” The company has n’t fared well, especially after exposed that it was aware that its self-driving cars struggled to spot kids and large holes in the road. Additionally, the former CEO stated in a memo that the business would need to fire an unknown number of staff members and employees.
As of yet, Cruise has not stated whether it is currently looking for replacements for either its CEO or CPO. According to The , General Motors has appointed two new board members rather than a new chief executive, and Mo Elshenawy, Cruise’s executive vice president of engineering, will succeed him as president.