Uber self-driving cars off the road after Arizona crash

27 March, 2017, 00:42 | Author: Celia Hoffman
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There was another vehicle coming from the opposite side, which failed to yield space for the Uber SUV causing it to crash and land on its side.

A self-driving Uber auto was involved in a crash and flipped to its side in Arizona on Friday night.

It was revealed that Uber's automated cars can only drive for less than a mile without a human having to take over the wheel. After all, how many self-driving cars are going to fail to yield when required (as the driver that caused this crash did)?

The crash comes at a time Uber is grappling with numerous crises. Last year, the Transport Department of United States of America had released a 15-point guideline for manufactures of autonomous cars. Its self-driving cars were later forced off the roads of California by the Department of Motor Vehicles for not having a valid permit.

DeSpain said there were no serious injuries from the accident.

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This isn't the first time one of the company's automated cars was involved in a traffic incident.

As a result, an Uber spokesperson confirmed to Bloomberg that the ride-hailing company will suspend its autonomous vehicle testing in Arizona until the investigation surrounding the recent crash is completed.

This incident is just another wrong turn for the company, still struggling to overcome recent negative publicity.

The driverless Uber program arrived in Arizona with much fanfare.

Shortly after the San Francisco testing began, one of Uber's self-driving cars failed to recognise a stoplight and sailed through a crosswalk. The company claimed that the vehicle was being driven by the engineer at the time it ran a red light, but other reports contradicted Uber's statement. Uber said the images appeared to be from the Tempe crash scene.

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