A Cruise robot taxi got stuck in wet concrete during road work on Tuesday. A subsidiary of General Motors confirmed to the SFGate website that the car had to be removed from the site. The software could not tell the difference between slab track and wet concrete.
A photo from an eyewitness at SFGate shows a cruise vehicle with its front wheel stuck deep in the concrete. A traffic cone stood on one side. Initially it was not clear how well the construction site was marked.
Just last week, a California regulator gave Cruise and Google subsidiary Waymo permission to operate 24/7 driverless taxis across the city. The city and its transportation companies retaliated. He argued that the technology was not yet reliable enough and pointed out, among other things, that technical problems caused the vehicles to repeatedly block traffic.