Cruise, like Waymo, now says they are driverless with no proof, nor any comment on Waymo’s CA DMV lawsuit to avoid providing safety data

Michael DeKort
3 min readFeb 2, 2022

Reference article — GM’s Cruise now offers public driverless taxi rides in San Francisco —

Now Cruise has miraculously become fully driverless just a couple months after Waymo did the same. And like Waymo, Cruise not only offers no proof of capability, which I am sure they would do if they could, but it has also made no statement on Waymo’s lawsuit against the sate of California to avoid providing the safety data they ask for. A set of data that is woefully deficient itself. No other AV maker, OEM etc in the industry has made a statement on Waymo’s lawsuit either. I suggest that is tacit agreement. As no one else can prove they have any meaningful capabilities, especially regarding crashes and edge cases. Not can they justify the use and pending harm and critical injury to needless Human Guinea pigs. Finally, the press is silent on this, and the right set of data needed to prove actual driverless capabilities. The echo chamber marches on to thousands of needles deaths, failure and bankruptcy. All of which is avoidable.

My article on Waymo’s lawsuit and inability to prove their system is safe or driverless

Waymo refuses to provide critical safety data, signaling it is not driverless and in trouble — Watch what everyone else does now


Below are a couple articles that explain my POV in more detail. Including why the industry would rather harm people and go down with the ship than change.

Nostradamus? SAE Autonomous Vehicle Magazine declares I am “Prescient”


Waymo and Cruise should prove their systems are legitimately L4


Pride is Dooming the Driverless Vehicle Industry-Leadership Needs to Step Up


Autonomous Vehicle Industry’s Self-Inflicted and Avoidable Collapse — Ongoing Update


The Autonomous Vehicle Industry can be Saved by doing the Opposite of what is being done now to create this technology


Waymo finally discovers gaming modeling and simulation technology is not adequate


How the failed Iranian hostage rescue in 1980 can save the Autonomous Vehicle industry

My name is Michael DeKort — I am a former system engineer, engineering, and program manager for Lockheed Martin. I worked in aircraft simulation, the software engineering manager for all of NORAD, a software project manager on an Aegis Weapon System baseline, and on C4ISR for DoD/DHS

Industry Participation — Air and Ground

- Founder SAE On-Road Autonomous Driving Simulation Task Force

- Member SAE ORAD Verification and Validation Task Force

- Member UNECE WP.29 SG2 Virtual Testing

- Stakeholder USDOT VOICES (Virtual Open Innovation Collaborative Environment for Safety)

- Member SAE G-35, Modeling, Simulation, Training for Emerging AV Tech

- Member SAE G-34 / EUROCAE WG-114 Artificial Intelligence in Aviation

- Member Teleoperation Consortium

- Member CIVATAglobal — Civic Air Transport Association

- Stakeholder for UL4600 — Creating AV Safety Guidelines

  • Member of the IEEE Artificial Intelligence & Autonomous Systems Policy Committee

SAE Autonomous Vehicle Engineering magazine editor calling me “prescient” regarding my position on Tesla and the overall driverless vehicle industry’s untenable development and testing approach — (Page 2)

Presented the IEEE Barus Ethics Award for Post 9/11 DoD/DHS Whistleblowing Efforts



Michael DeKort

Non-Tribal Truth Seeker-IEEE Barus Ethics Award/9–11 Whistleblower-Aerospace/DoD Systems Engineer/Member SAE Autonomy and eVTOL development V&V & Simulation