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Uber to stop testing self-driving cars in California

29 Marcha 2018, 02:19 | Dolorita Barahona

Taxi drivers protested against Uber already in 2015

Taxi drivers protested against Uber already in 2015

Additionally, a source familiar with the matter confirmed Ron's exit, and added that he was not involved in Uber's self-driving unit.

It was reportedly the first fatality in the US involving a self-driving vehicle.

California's Department of Motor Vehicles made both of these provisions clear to ride-sharing giant Uber on Tuesday, March 27, 2018, when the governmental body sent a notice of such guidelines to the company.

Before the company can resume autonomous testing in California, it must apply for a new permit. They'll take out of the equation the barroom drunk who insists on driving home, the reckless speeder who weaves in and out of lanes slalom-style, the distracted driver checking a text while merging onto the Kennedy. In the video, the operator of the vehicle, an Uber employee, is seen looking down at her phone mere seconds before a pedestrian steps onto the road. The National Transportation Safety Board and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration are working with Tempe police on that investigation.

In a revealing story on March 24, The New York Times said Uber's "robotic vehicle project had not been living up to expectations". Experts have told The Associated Press that the SUV's laser and radar sensors should have spotted Herzberg, and the vehicle should have stopped.

Herzberg's death marks the first time a pedestrian has been killed by a self-driving auto.

He anxious about the effects of potential self-inflicted delays. "Uber develops its own sensing and drive technology", Huang said.

But America is not ready, and the technology is not capable at this point.

It is unclear how exactly the Uber suspension will be enforced. Arizona Governor Doug Ducey also suspended the company's license to test self-driving cars in the state, making two us states which have now prohibited the company from testing the vehicles.

A spokesman for the governor said the ban would last indefinitely.

Some critics want to go further. Several technology firms and automakers are testing self-driving vehicles in the state, which does not require special permits. The more the investigation into the fatal accident proceeds, the more questions have been raised. "We proactively suspended our self-driving operations, including in California, immediately following the Tempe incident". In addition, the Governor has also demonstrated he will hold companies accountable when necessary, as his letter to Uber this week indicates. "If you're going to operate in Arizona; you will have to meet these standards".

The governor of Arizona put the brakes on Uber's self-driving program in that state, citing "disturbing and alarming" dashcam footage from the fatal crash. Ducey said at the time that shows Arizona is friendlier for business than its neighbor to the west. In 2016, Ducey welcomed Uber with "open arms and wide open roads" as the company sought alternatives to California's regulatory environment.

LiDAR is a crucial component for autonomous driving systems, as it helps detect objects in a 360-degree circle around the vehicle.

Uber doesn't plan to renew its self-driving vehicle permit in California.

We offer condolences to the victim here, and to her family. "I think this makes more sense since this is ultimately about them".



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