A Cruise self-driving car owned by General Motors was seen outside the company’s San Francisco headquarters.

Heather Somerville | Reuters

Just a week after California regulators approved a 24-7 robo-taxi service in San Francisco, a Cruise self-driving car was involved in an accident with a San Francisco Fire Department truck.

The incident happened around 10 p.m. Thursday at the intersection of Polk and Turk streets in Cruise’s Tenderloin borough of San Francisco. In X’s post it says, the social media platform formerly known as Twitter. One person was transported by ambulance with “non-serious injuries” according to the company.

“One of our cars entered the intersection on green and was hit by an emergency vehicle that appeared to be on its way to the emergency scene,” Cruise posted on X. Acquired by ABC 7 Shows it’s a fire truck.

The San Francisco Police Department was not immediately available for comment.

“Our foremost concern is our passengers and their well-being, and we have reached out to provide support,” Cruise said in an X post. “We are also deeply concerned for the well-being of first responders and any individuals affected by this incident.”

The California Public Utilities Commission voted 3-1 last week to approve the introduction of driverless toll vehicles in San Francisco. Cruise and self-driving cars letter– Subsidiary Waymo has become a regular on San Francisco roads over the past few months.

In less than a week, self-driving robotaxis have caused traffic jams, CNBC previously reported. The company has logged 4 million miles without a driver. CEO Kyle Vogt said.

san francisco firefighters expressed concern About the launch before the event. “Our people can’t pay attention to self-driving cars when we’re going to throw a ladder,” San Francisco Fire Chief Jeanine Nicholson said at a public meeting ahead of the committee’s approval. report.

During the meeting, Nicholson cited multiple examples of self-driving vehicles impeding emergency operations, including blocking fire station doors, rushing through emergency tape and blocking roads.

cruise became General Motors The company launched a subsidiary in 2016, according to PitchBook data.The company was last valued at $30 billion in 2021, with a handful of investors including Microsoft, Hondaand walmartaccording to PitchBook data.

Cruise did not immediately respond to a request for comment.


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