Ripple Effects from Uber’s Deadly Self-Driving Crash Have Far-Reaching Impact

Fallout from the fatal collision involving an Uber self-driving vehicle and a pedestrian continues to course through the ride-hailing company and beyond.  Among the latest developments: Uber will not attempt to renew its autonomous-testing permit in California, which expires at the end of this month, regulators said Tuesday. The company’s retreat from the state likely heads […]

Arizona, Suppliers Unite Against Uber Self-driving Program

Ever since last week’s  fatal accident, in which an autonomous test vehicle from Uber struck a pedestrian in Tempe, Arizona, it seems like the whole world has united against the company. While the condemnation is not undeserved, there appears to …

After Crash, Arizona Governor Suspends Uber Self-Driving-Vehicle Testing

It was little more than a year ago that Arizona governor Doug Ducey welcomed the arrival of Uber’s self-driving vehicles on the state’s public roads with unabashed enthusiasm. On Monday, in the wake of a fatal crash, Ducey has suspended Uber’s autonomous fleet from testing and operating within the state’s borders, citing the company’s “unquestionable […]

Following Fatal Crash, Some Press Pause on Self-Driving Tests

In the aftermath of a fatal crash earlier this week between an Uber self-driving vehicle and a pedestrian, industry leaders and city officials across the country are putting their own autonomous-vehicle testing programs on hold so they can ponder the effect on the vehicles’ onboard safety drivers and consider the road ahead for this fledgling […]

Following Fatal Crash, Some Press Pause on Self-Driving Tests

In the aftermath of a fatal crash earlier this week between an Uber self-driving vehicle and a pedestrian, industry leaders and city officials across the country are putting their own autonomous-vehicle testing programs on hold so they can ponder the effect on the vehicles’ onboard safety drivers and consider the road ahead for this fledgling […]

First Death Brings Unanswered Questions, Rattles the Self-Driving Future

Long before an Arizona woman stepped off a curb and into transportation history under cover of darkness Sunday night, some circumstances surrounding her death in a collision with an Uber self-driving test vehicle had already been determined.  As in so many other places in the Sun Belt, traffic engineers had built this road in Tempe with […]