Monday, 23 April, 2018

Arizona governor suspends Uber's ability to test self-driving cars after crash

CC BY 2.0 Uber Volvo SUV checking out the streets of Toronto Lloyd Alter CC BY 2.0 Uber Volvo SUV checking out the streets of Toronto Lloyd Alter
| 27 March, 2018, 18:51

The interior video shows the car's driver, Rafaela Vasquez, 44, buckled in behind the wheel of the vehicle - which police said was moving around 40 miles per hour around 10 p.m. on March 18.

That suggests that the Lidar technology being employed by Uber failed but also that the "safety driver" inside the vehicle did not seem to be monitoring the road.

A tragic accident this week occurred when a Volvo XC90 modified by Uber to drive autonomously struck and killed a middle-aged woman slowly walking a bicycle across the street.

The cars have now been off the roads for a week as the National Transportation Safety Board and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration investigate the fatal crash.

Arizona is one of the friendliest US states to auto and technology businesses looking for someplace to give driverless cars experience on public roads.


That cooperation may be critical, with so many details unknown.

Although it's not entirely clear whether the decision might be reversed should the results of the investigation find the company and its vehicle not to be at fault, chances are Uber's autonomous machines will never return to what has become in recent years their home state. The video shows the self-driving vehicle failing to stop as Herzberg crosses the middle of the road at night. Recently, the authorities released a video of the same as well. Even more damning from the video posted near the topic of the article is that the human driver can be seen multiple times taking his eyes off the road looking down to the right, perhaps at a smartphone or one of the vehicle's central displays. The vehicle involved is one of Uber's self-driving vehicles. Other companies followed suit. It also raises questions about the speed at which the technology is being rolled out. Her next of kin has not been notified yet so her name is not being released at this time. The NTSB and local police have not yet commented on whether it is the same person.

Intel Corp.'s Mobileye, which makes chips and sensors used in collision-avoidance systems and is a supplier to Aptiv, said March 26 that it tested its own software after the crash by playing a video of the Uber incident on a television monitor. "That's a sign that Uber's system really does not work very well".

It could be many months before a true indication of how this tragedy unfolded takes shape.

If the autonomous software had a glitch, the safety driver should have taken control of the vehicle, he said. Chris Urmson, co-founder and CEO of Aurora Innovation and the former head of Google's automated vehicle project, made that point at an economic summit last week. "I think you saw with today's action is that we are all about public safety and accountability and public safety".

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