Arizona suspends Uber's driverless auto testing after deadly accident

Arizona suspends Uber's driverless auto testing after deadly accident

Arizona suspends Uber's driverless auto testing after deadly accident

Ron and Uber Freight had been working closely with the company's autonomous vehicle division before the fatal accident as Uber looked to introduce self-driving trucks, the person familiar with the situation told FOX Business.

The precise causes of the Arizona accident are not yet known, and it is unclear how the vehicle's sensors functioned that night or whether the lidar's blind spot played a role. This week, the governor of Arizona announced that he was effectively suspending Uber's testing of autonomous cars in the state, reports ABC.

Uber, after suspending its self-driving vehicle operations in all markets following a fatal crash, has decided not to re-apply for its self-driving auto permit in California.

Uber recently found themselves in a bit of trouble after one of their self-driving cars got into an accident with a pedestrian, resulting in her death.

San Francisco-based Uber did not immediately reply to a request for comment. "So as we develop self-driving technology, safety is our primary concern every step of the way", Uber said in a statement.

The Uber crash is being investigated by Tempe police, as well as the National Transportation Safety Board and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.


Nvidia's shares have slid down 9.5 percent since the microchip maker said on Tuesday that it was putting the self-driving test on hold as a sign of respect for the victim and while the investigation is ongoing. The new ones being used now have only a single LIDAR mounted on the roof. Uber also reduced the number of cameras on the vehicle from 20 to seven.

The future of Uber's self-driving auto program is likely non-existent in California, at least for now. Experts told The Associated Press that the technology on Uber's auto should have spotted (name her) the pedestrian and the failure revealed a serious flaw.

"Inundating the Philadelphia taxicab market with Uber vehicles, even if it served to eliminate competitors, was not anticompetitive", she wrote.

The settlement, disclosed in a filing in the US District Court for the Northern District of California, says Uber also agreed to reforms to its system for compensation, reviews and promotions. Executives of companies that supply autonomous vehicle technologies have clarified that their systems would have predicted the pedestrian and stopped. The fatality is also the considered the first death of a pedestrian hit by an autonomous auto.

"These cars are going to be insured, " he responded.

After the DMV said it would revoke the cars' registrations, Uber pulled them out of the state to shift those tests to Arizona.

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