News | March 28, 2018

Uber will not renew self-driving permit in California

The decision comes a week after a self-driving Uber struck and killed a pedestrian in Arizona

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<p><span style="font-size:12px"><strong>Image:</strong> Uber</span></p>

Uber will not renew its permit to test self-driving cars in California after one of its autonomous vehicles struck and killed a pedestrian in Arizona last week.

 

Should Uber change its mind, the ride-hailing company would have to address findings from its investigation and analysis of the accident in Arizona and potentially meet with the state’s Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to further discuss the crash, according to DMV officials.

 

Since the fatal accident, Uber has temporarily halted its self-driving car operations in other cities such as Toronto, Pittsburgh, San Francisco and Phoenix.

 

The state of Arizona also suspended Uber from operating in the state on Tuesday. In a letter to Uber, Gov. Doug Ducey (R) called the crash an "unquestionable failure" to meet public safety expectations.

 

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Source: The Hill

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