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Arizona Governor Suspends Uber's Autonomous Program After Fatal Accident

Arizona Governor Suspends Uber's Autonomous Program After Fatal Accident Arizona Governor Suspends Uber's Autonomous Program After Fatal Accident
Patty Aguilar | 29 March, 2018, 14:04

Did Governor Ducey allow Uber to test self-driving cars in secret?

"I'd also like our team to be able to give local PD a heads up".

"Governor Doug Ducey violated the trust of hardworking Arizonans across the state", the party's executive director, Herschel Fink, said in a statement.

Driverless cars are supposed to avoid accidents with lidar - which uses laser light pulses to detect hazards on the road - and other sensors such as radar and cameras. There are more concerns that a decision was made to reduce the number of sensors on Uber's test vehicle that ended up creating blind spots.

Since Uber launched a self-driving vehicle program in early 2015, it has hustled to catch up with Waymo, which began working on the technology in 2009. The governor helped Uber reach deals with Arizona officials and publicly supported the company. The company has about 200 vehicles at all four testing locations.

Arizona has portrayed itself as a more welcoming, less regulated environment for self-driving cars. Pennsylvania said in a statement that it will work with Uber to "ensure any restart of testing is done with safety as the top priority".

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In Brussels, protesters said they were already losing business to Uber and were angry about a proposed creation of a new license that they felt would make things even worse by putting ride-hailing drivers on the same level as them.

In a remarkable statement, given that Uber's vehicle ran down and killed a pedestrian at night, the president of the company that builds Uber's LIDAR sensors, Marta Hall of Velodyne, told Reuters: "If you're going to avoid pedestrians, you're going to need to have a side LIDAR to see those pedestrians and avoid them, especially at night". While Ducey's team agreed to Uber's scheduling preference, photographs from the signing show him wearing a plain blue shirt.

"It's a tragedy, but we have tragedies every day on our roads with humans in the auto", he said. The state requires extended and detailed reporting on how the AV vehicles perform, and how often safety drivers have to intervene.

Uber's cars in Arizona "were struggling" before the accident, The Times reported. Uber was falling short of its target of 13 miles per "intervention" in Arizona.

Uber voluntarily suspended all of its self-driving programs in cities around the country. In fact, the driver of the Uber auto that killed the pedestrian did not have her eyes on the road at the critical instant.

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