UBER WANTS TO RE­SUME SELF-DRIV­ING CAR TESTS

USA TODAY Weekend Extra - - MONEY -

Nearly eight months af­ter one of its au­ton­o­mous test ve­hi­cles hit and killed an Ari­zona pedes­trian, Uber wants to re­sume test­ing on pub­lic roads. The com­pany has filed an ap­pli­ca­tion with the Penn­syl­va­nia De­part­ment of Trans­porta­tion to test in Pitts­burgh, and it has is­sued a lengthy safety re­port pledg­ing to put two hu­man backup drivers in each ve­hi­cle and take a raft of other pre­cau­tions to make the ve­hi­cles safe. Com­pany of­fi­cials ac­knowl­edge they have a long way to go to re­gain pub­lic trust af­ter the March 18 crash in Tempe, Ari­zona, that killed Elaine Herzberg, 49, as she crossed a dark­ened road out­side the lines of a cross­walk.

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