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A report by law firm Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan revealed that the adversarial approach taken by Cruise's top executives towards regulators led to the suspension of its driverless car fleet nationwide. While the executives had not intentionally misled regulators about an October crash, they had failed to explain important details and fixated on protecting Cruise's reputation instead of giving a full account of the accident to the public and media.
The roughly 100-page report was compiled by a law firm that Cruise hired to investigate whether its executives had misled California regulators about an October crash...
The report is crucial for Cruise in rebuilding public trust and restart its business. Cruise has been mostly shut down since October when its license was suspended by the California Department of Motor Vehicles for unsafe vehicles. The company responded by laying off a quarter of its staff, replacing its CEO, and pulling its driverless cars off the road across the country.
Cruise has been largely shut down since October, when the California Department of Motor Vehicles suspended its license to operate because its vehicles were unsafe...