Cruise announced that it will continue testing its self-driving taxis in Phoenix, Arizona. A manufacturer of autonomous vehicles will start with humans behind the wheel, without passengers and with autonomous driving mechanisms engaged.

In California, lawmakers banned a GM subsidiary from operating its vehicles in the state after one struck a San Francisco pedestrian and dragged him 20 feet in October. This comes just weeks after another incident in which one of Cruise’s vehicles collided with a fire engine after failing to obey the truck’s emergency signals.

Cruise then first suspended operations nationwide and issued a software update to 950 of its vehicles to change the way the cars react to accidents. The incident has caused mass departures at the company, starting with then-CEO and co-founder Kyle Vogt and nine other executives. Soon after, Cruise also laid off 24 percent of its workforce.

Source: The Verge