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July 6, 2022—Several Cruise autonomous vehicles caused some problems over the weekend when they grouped together and got stuck in the middle of a San Francisco street.

According to a report from The Detroit News, multiple Cruise robotaxis were seen clustered together and stopped in the middle of a road. Drew Pusateri, spokesman for the company that is majority owned by General Motors, said the incident was resolved without impact to passengers.

"We had an issue earlier this week that caused some of our vehicles to cluster together," Pusateri said."...we apologize to anyone who was inconvenienced.”

Though the vehicles are able to operated remotely, Cruise had to send in a support team to manually fix the standstill. 

This is just the latest snafu for the autonomous vehicle company, which had another incident back in April in which one of its robotaxis appeared to take off away from police in the middle of a traffic stop. 

Following that incident, a Cruise official made a comment saying the vehicle yielded to police before pulling over "to the nearest safe location for the traffic stop," which the company says was intentional.

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