27 march 2017, USA:
Uber Technologies has suspended its pilot program for self-drive cars in Arizona after one of its vehicles was involved in an accident in Tempe.
BREAKING: Self-driving Uber vehicle on it’s side after a collision in Tempe, AZ.
— Fresco News (@fresconews) March 25, 2017
According to Josie Montenegro, a Tempe Police Department spokeswoman, The Uber vehicle, which had a person in the driver’s seat but was in self-driving mode, was not at fault in the accident. Uber’s Volvo XC90 sport utility vehicle was hit when the driver of another car failed to yield, she said. The collision caused Uber’s vehicle to roll over onto its side as per the report by NY Times.
— ABC15 Arizona (@abc15) March 25, 2017
“Our vehicles in Arizona remain grounded while we continue our investigation. Our vehicles are grounded in Pittsburgh and SF today as well,” an Uber spokeswoman told TechCrunch.
Uber is been accused of stealing intellectual property from Waymo, Google’s self-driving car company, and using it as the basis for Uber’s self-driving technology. The outcome of that legal fight could affect Uber’s future significantly. (Source and Image- NY Times)