After Crash, Uber Suspends Autonomous Vehicle Pilot Program

Uber has suspended its pilot program for autonomous vehicles after a crash in Tempe, Arizona. At the time of the crash, the car was in self-driving mode, though there was a human driver behind the wheel. The SUV was hit when another vehicle failed to yield, leaving the SUV on its side. Pending an investigation into the crash, Uber’s self-driving program has been suspended in Arizona, Pittsburgh, and San Francisco. With the crash, safety concerns for autonomous vehicles are once again at the forefront of the debate. Although Uber has been aggressively pursuing testing with passengers, other companies have been hesitant to do so without additional testing. In the meantime, companies in the auto and tech sectors continue to invest in the development and testing of autonomous technology.

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