Uber grounds its self-driving cars fleet after crash in Arizona

Randall Craig
April 6, 2017

Another auto neglected to yield for the Uber auto, making the self-governing vehicle flip on its side, as per the police report. The reason behind this was the recent investigation that is in process for the crash of Uber self-driving vehicle that took place in Arizona.

"We are resuming our development operations in San Francisco this morning", said Uber's spokeswoman.

Uber's self-driving cars have returned to America's roads following a brief stoppage to investigate an accident involving one of its SUVs.

Self-driving Uber vehicles always have a driver who can take over the controls at any time. They will also have to persuade the general public that self-driving cars are not a threat. and that may take some time.

Uber first launched its self-driving-car tests in Pittsburgh in September.

According to the buzz there was no serious injury induced on anyone.

The vehicle - a Volvo SUV - was in self-driving mode at the time of the crash, on Friday, Uber said.

San Francisco-based Uber remains a highly attractive destination largely because the rapid growth of its ride-hailing service around the world has turned it into a prized investment less than a decade after Kalanick started it.

The company started its self-driving-car tests in Pittsburgh last September, and they have been picking up drivers in Ford Fusions retrofitted with Uber's technology for self-driving cars. Multiple issues now plague the company, and it didn't help that one of its autonomous SUVs was involved in a high-impact vehicular crash in Tempe, Arizona, on the evening of March 25.

But on Monday, Uber said it felt confident returning its cars to the road. The other auto involved in the accident received a citation due to a moving violation.

Uber Technologies has decided it will suspend its trials with self-driving vehicles, after one of its Volvo's crashed in Arizona this weekend, reports Bloomerg.

To some extent, Pittsburgh is where Uber's whole self-driving experiment began, and where it continues today.

The California Department of Motor Vehicles has contacted Uber and is working with law enforcement to "find out more about the crash", the DMV told Quartz.

Outside of the cosmetic damage, no one was injured.

"Self-driving cars have the potential to save millions of lives and improve quality of life for people around the world".

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