Cruise Ordered to Cut San Francisco Robotaxi Fleet After Firetruck Collision

You may recall that robo-taxi services Cruise and Waymo received permission to expand their services in San Franciso last week, despite local opposition. It didn’t take long for that particular chicken to come home to roost: on Friday, the state Department of Motor Vehicles told Cruise to cut in half the number of operational vehicles, following a crash between a passenger-occupied, driverless Cruise car and a fire truck. Cruise complied but still argued its cars are better drivers on average than people.