Family of victim involved in AV collision settles with Uber

30 March, 2018, 00:43 | Author: Natasha Holloway
  • Uber's self-driving Volvos have been banned from Arizona's public roadways

The British newspaper based its reporting on a large cache of newly released emails between Uber and Ducey's office that goes back years. Look to Uber's travail in Tempe as the latest example. The nonprofit group Consumer Watchdog has argued that autonomous vehicles are not ready for roads and the public should not be put at risk to test such technology. This week, Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey added to Uber's woes by suspending its driverless testing program in his state, calling the March 18 incident "an unquestionable failure" to safely test self-driving cars. "We want you to know that Arizona does want Uber", Ducey told reporters. The program doesn't also have as much real-world testing experience as its rivals do like Waymo.

The new Uber driverless vehicle is armed with only one roof-mounted lidar sensor compared with seven lidar units on the older Ford Fusion models Uber employed, according to diagrams prepared by Uber. The next day, FOX 10 Phoenix was there, when Uber's Volvo XC90 test cars rolled up to the Arizona State Capitol on a self-driving flat bed truck.

Ducey was defensive when I asked him about the Uber accident last Friday. When they will be completed remains anyone's guess.

Police and regulators are still investigating a fatal crash involving an Uber self-driving vehicle that occurred last week in Tempe, Arizona, but Uber has already settled with the victim's family.

The Arizona Democratic Party blasted Ducey after the email revelations. "It was well known that companies were operating self-driving cars". Uber has suspended its testing in the wake of the accident.

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If Arizona's laws are overridden by federal law, then so are California's, the court filing for Texas and the other states said. Supervisor Michelle Steel , who introduced the resolution , delivered a statement explaining the measure.

A spokesperson for Uber declined to comment.

Uber had already taken its cars off the road.

"We are proud to welcome innovation to Arizona", he said. The so-called self-driving auto didn't even slow down. "In addition, the Governor has also demonstrated he will hold companies accountable when necessary, as his letter to Uber this week indicates".

The email cache also shows that Chhabra suggested that he himself sit on the committee, representing Uber-a move that does not appear to have taken place.

Uber suppliers, competitors and even formerly supportive government officials have been quick to criticize or distance themselves from the ride-hailing giant, whose human and technological safeguards apparently failed to detect a woman crossing the street with a bicycle on a clear night.

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