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Technology Uber shutters self-driving program in Arizona

22:20  23 may  2018
22:20  23 may  2018 Source:   reuters.com

Waymo CEO says its tech would have handled Uber self-driving incident safely

  Waymo CEO says its tech would have handled Uber self-driving incident safely The fatal collision on March 18 in Tempe, Arizona, has raised questions about the safety of autonomous technology in general, and of Uber's system specifically, of which few details are known.Waymo CEO John Krafcik told auto dealers at a gathering of the National Automobile Dealers Association in Las Vegas that the company was well on its way to its goal of decreasing motor vehicle fatalities.

Uber is ending its self - driving program in Arizona , focusing its efforts instead on existing operations in Pittsburgh and San Francisco, where the company has its With its self - driving cars still parked in the state, the company has now decided to shutter its autonomous-vehicle program there.

SAN FRANCISCO, May 23 (Reuters) - Uber has shut down its self - driving car operations in Arizona two months after a fatal crash involving one of its vehicles, the company said on Wednesday. Uber Technologies Inc is not shuttering its entire autonomous vehicle program , a spokeswoman said

Uber has shut down its self-driving car operations in Arizona two months after a fatal crash involving one of its vehicles, the company said on Wednesday.

Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] is not shuttering its entire autonomous vehicle program, a spokeswoman said, but rather is focused on more limited testing in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and California. It aims to resume self-driving operations this summer.

The ride-hailing company had suspended its self-driving program in Arizona and elsewhere after one of its SUVs hit and killed a woman crossing the street in Tempe while operating in autonomous mode, marking the first fatality involving an autonomous vehicle.

(Reporting by Heather Somerville; Editing by Matthew Lewis)

This self-driving grocery delivery car will sacrifice itself to save pedestrians .
The vehicles will take part in a pilot program with Kroger in the fall. The sensors on this autonomous car include a LIDAR unit, at top. Most self-driving cars are designed to carry people. That’s what Google’s autonomous vehicles do in Arizona, for example. But a company called Nuro has created a diminutive ‘bot that can drive itself down streets toting eggs, toilet paper, hotdogs, and other kinds of groceries to people’s homes. The vehicles will take part in a pilot program with Kroger in the fall. The sensors on this autonomous car include a LIDAR unit, at top.

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