Uber stopped testing unmanned taxi after an accident in Arizona

Uber announced the suspension of tests of their unmanned taxi. The decision was made after one of the test cars had an accident in Arizona

Accidents involving Uber drone

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The company Uber has suspended its test of unmanned taxi after an accident involving a test vehicle. About it reports Reuters with reference to the statement and local police.

An accident involving an unmanned vehicle occurred on Friday evening in Tempe, Arizona. According to local police, the accident occurred when the driver of the other car didn’t give way to the Uber car when the latter is unfolded. As a result of collision, the drone tipped over on its side. Serious injuries in the accident no one got it.

According to Uber, in the front seat of an unmanned vehicle was the driver, but the car at the time of the accident was moving in Autonomous mode.

In view of the incident, Uber has decided to suspend its testing of unmanned taxi in Arizona, and Pittsburgh and San Francisco. to ascertain all the circumstances of the incident.

“We continue to investigate this incident”, — quotes Reuters a press-the Secretary of Uber, sent by e-mail.

This is not the first accident involving driverless cars. In 2016, during a collision with a truck in Florida killed the driver of the moving unmanned vehicle Tesla Motors. In the same year in an accident unmanned vehicle Google. The self-driving car collided with a bus while trying to overtake a few bags of sand on the roadway.

Author:
Maria Bondarenko

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