Uber suspends self-driving car program in 2 states

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Just a couple of days back we were hit with reports of an Uber self-driving auto getting involved in a serious accident over in Tempe, Arizona. Intel has a fleet of self-driving cars that are being tested, although they are not used in autonomous mode on city streets, company spokeswoman Danielle Mann said. Apparently, the Uber driver (yes, there was a driver sitting in the car) was unable to take over the controls and the accident thus occurred. Another auto failed to yield for the Uber auto, causing the autonomous vehicle to flip on its side, according to the police report. Last year, Uber began their self-driving tests in Pittsburg and extended them to Arizona too. However, nobody knows at the moment whether or not they were manually controlling the vehicle or if it was driving on its own.

The difference between the California programme and those in Arizona and Pennsylvania was that California barred passengers from riding in the vehicles. The majority of those are the result of human error, and technology enthusiasts believe that number will be reduced significantly as more self-driving vehicles get on the road. Local authorities revealed on Sunday that all of the blame for the crash falls on the other driver, adding that no one was seriously injured in the accident. And, if we are to take into account statistics, Waymo is better at avoiding major incidents involving self-driving cars.

More than 35,000 people in the United States were killed in motor vehicle accidents in 2015, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Uber's recent crash comes amid a series of public-relations woes at the company, including an upheaval of its executive ranks and allegations that it routinely ignores sexual harassment. The company's chief security officer, Joe Sullivan, subsequently promised Uber would no longer use the program.

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The photo, showing the Uber SUV on its side, suggests a relatively high-impact crash.

Driverless vehicles operated by Uber Technologies Inc were back on the road in San Francisco today after one of its self-driving cars crashed in Arizona, the ride-hailing company said.

The ride-hailing company resumed testing on Monday in Tempe, San Francisco and Pittsburgh the northeastern USA state of Pennsylvania, according to local media reports.

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