Uber Suspends Driverless Car Tests after Autonomous SUV Flips Over
Uber suspended its tests of self-driving cars after one of its vehicles was involved in a three-way crash in Tempe, Arizona.
Uber’s tests will also stop in Pittsburgh, where the company has been testing its driverless technology since September.
The accident is not the first time a self-driving car has been involved in a collision. A driver of a Tesla car operating in autopilot mode was killed in a collision with a truck in Williston, Florida in 2016. A self-driving vehicle operated by Google was involved in a crash last year in Mountain View, California, striking a bus while attempting to navigate around an obstacle.
In December of last year, California banned Uber from testing driverless vehicles in the state after the company released its fleet of automated cars onto San Francisco’s streets without seeking permission from the city to do so. Kicked out of its home state, Uber moved its testing to Arizona.
Uber has a reputation for flouting regulations and has invited controversy in its drive to outwit its competitors, often, drivers say, at the cost of treating them fairly. The last few months have been particularly rough for the ride-sharing company.
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