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CPUC Votes: Lobbyists 1, Firefighters, Cops & Engineers 0

California Public Utilities Commissions’ affirmative action will further accelerate unchecked deployment of robotaxis.
Cruise robotaxi crashes into San Francisco Muni Bus
Cruise robotaxi crashes into San Francisco Muni Bus (Source: TWITTER USER @D_BAU13)

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What’s at stake: 
Technology innovations should be welcomed by all. But every new development requires rigorous engineering based on sufficient data. We now face a future arranged by corporate lobbyists and compliant regulators — captivated by the latest miracle machine — with little regard to safety, to which the machine’s ensabler will pay mere lip service ’til catastrophe strikes.  

The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC)’s 3-1 vote last night has given official approval to a plan proposed by Waymo and Cruise to expand their commercial robotaxi business 24 hours a day, to all parts of San Francisco without restriction or regulation.

This win is huge for the autonomous vehicle companies, and those who own them – Alphabet and General Motors.

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