A fatal car crash unlike any before it occurred in Arizona last week when an autonomous vehicle struck and killed a pedestrian. While the car was in autonomous mode at the time of the accident, a backup driver was in the vehicle, but he was unable to react in time to save the woman when she stepped out in front of the vehicle at night.
Following the wake of this tragedy, Arizona has come out and made a rather surprising announcement. Uber is no longer being allowed to test their self-driving cars on public streets which is a direct contrast to the welcome they enjoyed in late 2016. With the testing suspended, the future is quite uncertain for Uber!
Half of their fleet of 200 driverless cars as well as hundreds of staff members are stationed in Arizona, and they are behind all of their competitors as they develop the technology. Uber made the decision to move their driverless vehicle fleet to Arizona after California regulators shut them down for not having the appropriate permits.
This is a horrible story, and we know that sometimes we need a reminder of the good in the world after a horrible time like this, so be sure to check out the video below!