A spokesperson for Uber affirmed to TechCrunch the ride-hailing giant obtained a letter of consent from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation and explained that the firm hasn’t yet resumed self-driving surgeries.
Uber stopped the testing of its self-driving automobiles after a fatal mishap at Tempe, Arizona that March that left a pedestrian dead. An autonomous Uber SUV accompanied by a security driver was driving northbound as it struck a girl, who had been carried to the hospital where she later died because of her injuries.
Investigators later decided the motorist, Rafaela Vasquez, had appeared in a telephone 204 times throughout a 43-minute test drive, as shown by a 318-page police record published by the Tempe Police Department.
In the aftermath of this Crash, Uber stopped All its own AV testing operations in Pittsburgh, Toronto, San Francisco, and Phoenix.
Moving ahead, Uber will examine its self-driving automobiles more carefully, per a newly published Uber security report. The corporation will need that two workers are at the front seat of its automobiles constantly, an automatic braking system is permitted and its security employees are more rigorously monitored.
Uber, which began developing its autonomous car fleet in 2015 and initiated evaluations the subsequent year, confidentially registered to an initial public that two weeks ago. The organization, currently valued at $72 billion, is expected to launch at a rate as large as $120 billion early next year.