Arizona suspends Uber self-driving cars after fatal crash

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Earlier this week, it was revealed that the company wouldn't be reapplying for a permit to test its self-driving cars in California.

"Arizona welcomes Uber self-driving cars with open arms and wide open roads", Ducey said at the time.

The National Transportation Safety Board, the National Highway Traffic Administration, as well as the Tempe Police Vehicular Crimes Unit are still investigating the accident.

Uber put a temporary halt to the program in the United States after the March 18 accident, and has opted not to renew its permit to test such vehicles on roads in California.

Jim McPherson, a Benicia attorney and founder of SafeSelfDrive, an industry consultancy, pointed out that the federal investigation could easily take a year.

The Beijing-based Baidu has been tasked by the Chinese government to lead the country's development in driverless auto technology, as China is bolsters its position in the global race for autonomous vehicles.

"There will be mistakes from vehicles, from systems, and a hundred or 500 or a thousand people could lose their lives in accidents like we've seen in Arizona", Lentz said Thursday at a Reuters Newsmakers event connected with the NY auto show.

The settlement includes regular reporting of demographic data to Uber's workforce and to the court, as well as developing a validated promotion assessment process. Uber was falling short of its target of 13 miles per "intervention" in Arizona.

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Ducey reacted to the news on Twitter with the message: "This is what OVER-regulation looks like!" Uber stopped its testing operations in other regions.

After the fatal crash, Gov. Ducey ordered Uber's self-driving cars off the streets in Arizona.

After the DMV said it would revoke the cars' registrations, Uber pulled them out of the state to shift those tests to Arizona.

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The company suspended its public road testing in Arizona, California, Pittsburgh and Toronto immediately after the crash.

The company supplies the chips for Uber's autonomous cars and has five test cars of its own operating in California and New Jersey.

In an effort to protect their reputations, an auto parts maker and a software company have both spoken out about their respective technologies as they relate to the Uber self-driving vehicle that crashed. Three weeks ago, it started a free robot-taxi service for those employees to commute to and from work.

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