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GM’s driverless-car found faulty software in Robotaxis

General Motors driverless-car unit has issued a recall related to the software in some of its robotaxis!

After a crash earlier this year resulted in minor injuries.

General Motors expects the deployment of a driverless-taxi service through its Cruise unit to be a crucial growth driver in coming years.

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Cruise LLC, confirmed in a notice published by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration,

said the campaign covers 80 vehicles with older software that allows them to be operated without a driver at the wheel. When those vehicles made an unprotected left turn, in some circumstances, that software might not have correctly predicted the direction of oncoming vehicles, the filing said.

The software being recalled was used in 80 company-owned cars operated by Cruise in a robotaxi service in San Francisco that weren’t made available for sale, the company said. Cruise issued a public recall at NHTSA’s suggestion, the filing said.

After years of testing its self-driving-car technology, GM’s Cruise in June launched a commercial robotaxi service in San Francisco..

GM has said the deployment of a driverless-taxi service through Cruise will be a crucial growth driver in coming years. The company has said Cruise could reap $50 billion in revenue by the end of the decade, and Chief Executive Mary Barra told investors in July that GM will give priority to investments into self-driving cars and electric vehicles.