DETROIT, Dec 4 (Reuters) - General Motors CEO Mary Barra said on Monday the Detroit automaker is "very focused on righting the ship" at Cruise, its troubled self-driving unit.

Barra said an ongoing outside external safety review will guide the company's path forward and is expected to be completed in early 2024. Last month, Cruise paused all driverless and supervised car trips in the United States and expanded a safety review of its robotaxis, after California regulators suspended the company's ability to conduct self-driving testing on public roads following an Oct. 2 crash.

(Reporting by Joseph White and David Shepardson; Editing by Leslie Adler)