General Motors' driverless car unit Cruise said it will suspend all operations nationwide after California regulators this week ordered the robotaxi operator to remove its driverless cars from state roads.
California's Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) on Tuesday said Cruise driverless vehicles were a risk to the public and that the company had "misrepresented" the technology's safety.
Cruise said on Thursday that "the most important thing for us right now is to take steps to rebuild public trust... In that spirit, we have decided to proactively pause driverless operations across all of our fleets while we take time to examine our processes, systems, and tools."
Cruise has driverless operations in Phoenix, Houston, Austin, Dallas and Miami.
The suspension, following a series of accidents involving Cruise vehicles, is a significant setback to the self-driving business that GM has called a major growth opportunity.
Cruise said Thursday the decision is unrelated to any new on-road incidents, and supervised autonomous vehicle operations will continue.
The DMV on Tuesday said Cruise driverless vehicles "are not safe for the public's operation," citing "an unreasonable risk to public safety."