UBER SUSPENDS SELF-DRIVING CAR TESTS AFTER CRASH

Arizona, – Uber said today it suspended its self-driving cars in three states after one of its vehicles was involved in a high-impact crash.

The crash saw the vehicle flip on its side. The Volvo SUV was making a left turn at an intersection in Arizona, where Uber has been trialing autonomous vehicles, on Friday when another car struck it, according to the police statement. There was a person behind the wheel of the self-driving car, police couldn’t confirm if he was in control of the vehicle at the time of the accident.

Uber said they are investigating the incident and have pulled their self-driving vehicles off the road in all three states where they are testing the technology; Arizona, Pennsylvania, and California as a precaution. There were no injuries as a result of the accident.

Uber began picking up passengers in its self-driving cars in Tempe in late February. Arizona governor Doug Ducey was the inaugural rider. (QNA)

Source: Qatar News Agency