General Motors’ (GM.N) autonomous vehicle branch Cruise aims to resume operations in an undisclosed city, marking its re-entry after facing recent regulatory challenges. Earlier restrictions in the aftermath of an accident prompted Cruise to suspend all supervised and manual trips in the United States, triggering significant changes within the company.

The departure of CEO Kyle Vogt and chief product officer Daniel Kan in response to the situation reflects the impact of this setback on an industry heavily reliant on public confidence and regulatory cooperation. Cruise’s ambitious plans to extend services to multiple cities, offering fully autonomous taxi rides, have been hindered. In its effort to rebuild trust, Cruise plans to initially reinstate operations in a single city, prioritizing enhanced safety measures. The company aims to demonstrate its capabilities in one location before considering further expansion. Cruise will emphasize the Cruise AVs based on the Bolt in the immediate future, with a long-term vision focused on the Origin, a multi-passenger vehicle designed without human-operated controls. During the operational pause, Cruise announced a reduction in its workforce, particularly in non-engineering roles. Additionally, the company intends to provide detailed information in the near future without specifying the exact timeline. GM’s finance chief Paul Jacobson is expected to discuss the financial implications during an upcoming analyst conference. Meanwhile, GM’s CEO Mary Barra, previously optimistic about Cruise’s revenue potential, faces challenges reflected in the company’s financial losses and market fluctuations, impacting GM’s shares and raising investor concerns.