Uber vows to get back on the road over the summer after a fatal March accident caused by one of its self-driving cars near Phoenix. Uber vowed to resume autonomous car testing once federal agencies investigated the crash.
“We’ve got to get back on the road, but we have to be absolutely satisfied that we are getting back on the road in the safest manner possible,” Khosrowshahi said.
A woman in Tempe, Arizona was hit and killed by an Uber self-driving car in March. Uber ends operations in Arizona as because of the accident and announced its plan to restart autonomous car tests in Pittsburgh, Toronto and San Francisco once officials investigating the Arizona crash finished.
The investigation take out conclusion that the Uber car’s sensors, which were on board a Volvo SUV, did detect the pedestrian as she crossed in the dark, but the computer’s decision regarding what to have the car do given her presence was delayed, and the safety driver behind the wheel was distracted.
Khosrowshahi said that his relationship with Google was better, and said he’s talking to the company regarding being a part of the largest ride share network on a global basis will enable you to get the highest utilization out of your autonomous cars,” he said.
Uber and Waymo were locked in a bitter trade secret lawsuit. Uber gave Waymo an equity stake in Uber. Beyond Google and Uber, the companies have plenty of rivals investing in self-driving technology, including the major car companies like General Motors, Volkswagen and Nissan.
Theo O’Farrell was born and raised in Summerside. As a journalist Theo has contributed to CBC News Blog, The Calgary Herald and Buzz Feed. In regards to academics, Theo earned his sociology degree from Queens. Theor covers local news and culture stories here at Island Daily Tribune.