Arizona Governor Stops Uber’s Self-driving Vehicle Trials
Arizona governor Doug Ducey wrote to Uber last Monday ordering the ride-hailing company to suspend its self-driving driving tests in the state after seeing the video of a pedestrian getting killed by one of the company’s autonomous cars last week.
Ducey said in his letter that the firm had failed to make safety the top priority in its tests. The video showed that the human driver was looking down when the pedestrian walking her bike across the road got hit.
Velodyne, the company which designed the collision-avoidance sensors used by Uber said that it could not explain the accident since its equipment was capable of detecting obstacles in the dark.