GM's Cruise disputes San Francisco concerns on stops, says 'double parking' legal
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By Paresh Dave
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – General Motors Co’s self-driving technology unit Cruise on Monday pushed back on claims from San Francisco authorities that its robotaxis are illegally double-parking, saying they have the right to block traffic for quick stops.
The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) last week challenged Cruise’s application for a permit to deploy robotaxis in San Francisco on the grounds that it was illegally “double parking” during testing, creating safety and traffic concerns. The agency called for denying the permit until Cruise’s technology could demonstrate greater competency.
The California Public Utilities Commission has ultimate say over whether Cruise gets the permit to begin charging the public for rides.
Cruise said state law permits commercial vehicles to park away from a curb when reasonably necessary to …