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Cruise, General Motors’ struggling driverless taxi service, announced Tuesday that it would resume taking passengers in the Houston area. Cruise said it would initially have human taxi drivers behind the wheel of the cars before moving to “supervised autonomous driving with a safety driver at the wheel” in the coming weeks.

Cruise’s announcement came at about the same time as the announcement at Deutsche Bank’s Global Auto Industry Conference in New York that the automaker would invest in the robotaxi company to cover operating costs.

Cruise was nothing more than a giant bottomless pit for GM. Last year, the company shut down its self-driving taxis when one of its cars in the San Francisco fleet struck a pedestrian, who was thrown into the path of the self-driving taxi by another vehicle and dragged about 20 feet after becoming trapped under its tire. Cruise revoked the company’s permits less than a month later. After an investigation into the accident, Cruise laid off nearly a quarter of its workforce, including the company’s co-founder and chief executive officer (CEO), Kyle Vogy.

Since then, Cruise has slowly but surely shown new signs of life. In April, the company announced it would do so. Just like in Houston, Cruise’s cars will continue to be monitored and controlled by humans. The autonomous taxi company also said it plans to expand its services to other cities by working “with officials and community leaders,” but did not provide a timeline for a potential expansion.

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