Uber pulls self-driving cars following Arizona collisionStaff Writer | March 27, 2017
Uber Technologies has suspended its use of self-driving technology after one of its vehicles crashed while using the software.
Technology A Volvo SUV collided with another vehicle
Following the crash in Arizona, Uber executives made the decision to pull its self-driving cars from the three states where it operates such vehicles - Arizona, Pennsylvania and California.
There were no injuries related to the accident in Arizona, but it is the latest in a series of setbacks for the San Francisco-based company, which has faced allegations of mismanagement in recent weeks, as well as the resignation of president Jeff Jones last week.
Uber's autonomous cars work only with a driver in the vehicle with the ability to control the self-driving system.
Police reports from Tempe, Arizona suggest that a car pulled out in front of Uber's Volvo SUV, with a spokesperson saying that the other vehicle 'failed to yield'. ■