Arizona crash: Uber suspends self-driving car programme
SAN FRANCISCO: Uber Technologies Inc is suspending its selfdriving car programme after one of its autonomous vehicles was involved in a high-impact crash in Tempe, Arizona, the latest incident for a company reeling from multiple crises.
In a photo posted on Twitter, one of Uber’s Volvo self-driving sport utility vehicles (SUVs) is pictured on its side next to another car with dents and smashed windows.
An Uber spokesman confirmed the incident, and the veracity of the photo, and added that the ride-hailing company was suspending its autonomous tests in Arizona until it completed its investigation and pausing its Pittsburgh operations.
The Uber vehicle was not responsible for the incident and there were no injuries, said Tempe police information officer Josie Montenegro.
Another car failed to yield for the Uber car, causing the autonomous vehicle to flip on its side, according to the police report.