Published: Fri, March 30, 2018
Finance | By Cynthia Curry

Uber courted Arizona governor while scaling back sensors, reports say

Uber courted Arizona governor while scaling back sensors, reports say

The police said the vehicle, driving in autonomous mode, had failed to slow down before it struck and killed a woman who was walking her bicycle across a street.

Uber has offered no comment on the ongoing situation in Arizona.

The incident comes as Uber, which has invested heavily in self-driving technology, tries to rebuild a reputation marred by scandals involving data breaches and a toxic workplace culture.

"There certainly will be calls to stop all autonomous vehicles testing, not just Uber's program", Tomer said in a post on the institution's website. Arizona's governor suspended Uber's self-driving privileges Monday.

National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigators examine a self-driving Uber vehicle involved in a fatal accident in Tempe, Arizona, U.S., March 20, 2018. On August 25, 2015, Gov. Ducey famously signed a two-page executive order mandating that the state's Department of Transportation, among other state agencies, "shall undertake any necessary steps to support the testing and operation of self-driving vehicles on public roads within Arizona". In addition, the SUV's human backup driver appeared to be looking down before the crash and had a stunned look when it happened, according to dash camera video released by police.

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Kirk Adams, Arizona Governor Doug Ducey's chief of staff, told New Times before the crash that the state would likely not be liable if someone were killed by a self-driving vehicle, despite Ducey's prominent encouragement of self-driving cars in a rules-free environment. Uber's accident, he said, "is an unquestionable failure to comply with this expectation".

Toyota and chipmaker Nvidia have also followed suit and announced that they will immediately be halting their self-driving technology tests on public roads. The governor's office said it provided the emails to the newspaper in September.

"We are proud to welcome innovation to Arizona", he said. Experts told The Associated Press that the technology on Uber's auto should have spotted (name her) the pedestrian and the failure revealed a serious flaw.

Uber suspended its autonomous vehicle testing program in Arizona, California, Pittsburgh and Toronto after the crash. "Uber develops its own sensing and drive technology", said Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang.

Uber has about 200 vehicles at all four testing locations.

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