Uber suspends self-driving car program in 2 states
NEW YORK (AP) _ Uber says its self-driving cars remains suspended in Arizona and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, following a crash over the weekend.
There were no serious injuries reported in the incident in Tempe, Arizona on Friday night. Police said the self-driving Uber SUV was obeying the law while the human driver of the other car was cited for a moving violation.
Uber says it is investigating the incident and that there were no passengers in the back seat of the self-driving car.
Multiple automakers and technology companies are testing fleets of self-driving vehicles. In nearly all cases, the cars have backup drivers who can take the wheel in an emergency.
This is not the first accident involving a semi-autonomous car. Last year, a Tesla driver was killed with the car’s Autopilot system engaged.