WASHINGTON: Uber has grounded its fleet of self-driving automobiles pending an investigation into the crash of an Uber autonomous car in Arizona, a spokesperson for the automotive-hailing service stated Sunday.
Nobody was critically injured within the accident which occurred Friday in Tempe, Arizona whereas the car — a Volvo SUV — was in self-driving mode, the corporate stated.
“We’re persevering with to look into this incident and may affirm we had no backseat passengers within the car,” the Uber spokesperson stated.
The accident occurred when the opposite car “did not yield” whereas making a left flip, Tempe police spokeswoman Josie Montenegros stated.
“The automobiles collided inflicting the autonomous car to roll onto its aspect. There have been no critical accidents,” she stated.
Self-driving Uber automobiles all the time have a driver who can take over the controls at any time.
Montenegro stated it was unsure whether or not the Uber driver was controlling the car on the time of the collision.
The corporate grounded its self-driving automobiles in Arizona after the accident, after which adopted up on Saturday pulling them off the street in Pittsburg and San Francisco, the 2 different places the place it operates self-driving automobiles, the corporate stated.
The automotive-hailing service has been dented by a collection of dangerous information tales, together with disclosures a few tradition of sexism, reduce-throat office techniques and covert use of regulation enforcement-evading software program.
A variety of executives have left the corporate in current weeks, together with president Jeff Jones, as troubles have mounted.
Advocates of self-driving automobiles say that they will minimize down on lethal visitors accidents by eliminating human error.
However there have been accidents, together with a fatality in Florida in Might when a truck struck a rushing Tesla that was on autopilot.
An investigation discovered no security-associated defects with the autopilot system, however concluded that the driving force might have had time to avert the crash if he had been paying nearer consideration.
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