Cruise, the driverless car division of General Motors, has denied that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is investigating a crash involving one of the company’s driverless cars, according to foreign media reports. Foreign media say the NHTSA has confirmed the investigation.
However, Cruise said in a statement Thursday that the company has provided some routine information to the NHTSA, but that it has not opened a formal investigation of Cruise over this or any other incident.
Cruise said in an emailed statement Thursday that the NHTSA has not opened a formal investigation into this or any other incident against Cruise, and that an office at the agency has collected some routine information provided by Cruise.
The NHTSA will investigate a crash last month in which a car crashed into a self-driving car developed by Cruise, CNBC reported Thursday. According to a report filed by Todd Brugger, vice president of global marketing for Cruise, a Toyota Prius was traveling 40 mph in a 20 mph speed limit when it struck the Cruise car, the report said.
The Cruise car was in autopilot mode at the time of the accident, according to the report.