A Cruise vehicle is driving in Austin after the autonomous vehicle company expanded its driverless robotaxi services here.

Self-driving car company Cruise has halted driverless car operations nationwide, including in Austin, in an effort to rebuild public trust around the technology. 

The California-based company, which is a subsidiary of General Motors, announced the change Thursday evening in a post on X, formerly Twitter. The announcement came just two days after the company paused services in California after the California Department of Motor Vehicles suspended the company’s testing and deployment permits.

The suspended permits followed a high-profile incident and spat between the California department and the self-driving company after the DMV accused the company of withholding information about a hit-and-run incident earlier this month, an accusation the company denied, according to a report from USAToday. The permit suspension only impacted the company’s ability to operate fully autonomously. Cruise can still test with a human safety driver.


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