25 Jan '18, 7pm

Lawsuit Filed Against General Motors by Motorcyclist for Self-Driving Vehicle Crash

Lawsuit Filed Against General Motors by Motorcyclist for Self-Driving Vehicle Crash

A lawsuit has been filed against General Motors for a Dec. 7 crash involving a Cruise autonomous test vehicle and a motorcyclist. Last Monday, the plaintiff, Oscar Nilsson, filed the lawsuit in the U.S. District Court in San Francisco, Calif., alleging that a self-driving Bolt made an abrupt lane change, ejecting him from his seat. Nilsson now seeks unspecified damages as a result of neck and shoulder injuries forcing him to go on disability leave. Both GM and Nilsson’s accounts differ, with Nilsson claiming he was riding behind the Cruise before zipping forward as the Cruise veered to the left lane, knocking him off. In a California Department of Motor Vehicles crash report, GM parries Nilsson’s account by claiming he lane-split in between two lanes before crossing to the center lane and hitting the vehicle. The same crash report cited the human-manned Bolt traveling at 1...

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