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GM Hits Another Speed Bump: Autonomous Van Project Cruise Origin Suspended Amid Safety Concerns

Cruise parent General Motors Co (NYSE:GM) has reportedly decided to suspend the production of its autonomous van called the Origin in light of recent safety concerns and subsequent pause on driverless operations across all Cruise fleets.

What Happened: Cruise CEO Kyle Vogt held a meeting on Monday where he announced the pause in Origin’s production, Forbes reported. Despite the production halt, Vogt said that several hundred Origin vehicles were already produced and that this number is “more than enough for the near term when we are ready to ramp things back up.”

“We are finishing production on a small number of pre-commercial vehicles and after that, plan to temporarily pause production,” a GM spokesperson confirmed to Benzinga in a statement. They emphasized that the ...

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