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GM’s Cruise to Resume Robotaxi Tests in Phoenix This Week

General Motors’ troubled Cruise autonomous vehicle unit said May 13 that it will start testing robotaxis in Arizona this week with human safety drivers on board.

Cruise said during the testing, it will check the vehicles’ performance against the company’s “rigorous” safety and autonomous vehicle performance requirements.

Testing will start in Phoenix and gradually expand to Scottsdale, Tempe, Mesa, Gilbert, Chandler and Paradise Valley, the company said. The vehicles will operate in autonomous mode, but the drivers will be ready to take over if needed as the company takes a step toward resuming driverless operations.

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