GM’s Cruise pays more than $8 million to pedestrian run over and dragged by robotaxi – Orange County Register

By David Welch

General Motors Co.’s autonomous taxi unit has reached an $8 million to $12 million settlement with a pedestrian who was dragged by one of its self-driving vehicles in San Francisco, according to a person familiar with the situation.

The settlement was struck earlier this year and the woman is out of the hospital, said the person, who declined to be identified discussing a private matter.

In the October incident, a pedestrian crossing the road was struck by another vehicle before landing in front of the Cruise taxi. The robotaxi braked hard but ran over the person. It then tried to pull over as a safety maneuver but continued driving for 20 feet at a speed of up to seven miles per hour with the pedestrian still under the car.

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