Monday, March 27, 2017

Uber suspends self-driving car program after Arizona crash

Self-driving car in California. Image credit: Flickr

While an investigation is conducted into a crash that occurred on Saturday, Uber has suspended its self-driving vehicle pilot program. While traveling in Arizona, the vehicle was hit by another driver who failed to yield to the Uber vehicle. Because the project is in its infancy, there were still two drivers in the vehicle, though the vehicle was in self-driving mode. Uber notes self-driving cars still require human intervention in many conditions, but future tweaks should reduce the number of traffic incidents in the country. The suspension applies to the program in Arizona, Pittsburgh, and San Francisco.

For more information, read the article on Reuters.

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