• Uber's Autonomous Driving Program to Shut Down in Arizona Following Fatal Crash

    2 monthes ago - By Fortune

    Following a deadly autonomous car crash in March, Uber plans to end its driverless car program in the Phoenix, Ariz. suburb of Tempe and terminated 300 test drivers there on Wednesday, the Arizona Republic reports.
    The program had previously been suspended nationwide by the company and in Arizona by Gov. Doug Ducey .
    On March 18, an Uber self-driving car struck and killed 49-year-old Elaine Herzberg, who is believed to be the first person to die because of an autonomous vehicle. Herzberg was reportedly outside of a crosswalk when the Uber self-driving vehicle hit her.
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  • Uber is asking people to sign up for early access to its new car rental service

    Uber is asking people to sign up for early access to its new car rental service

    2 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    Uber is asking users to sign up for early access to Uber Rent, the company's car rental service.
    Uber Rent will let people find a nearby car and drive it themselves for a short period.
    Soon, you'll be able rent a car from Uber.
    The ride-hailing company has taken its first step into car rentals by including a new "Rent a Car" option in its app. The rental service doesn't appear to actually be live yet, but Uber users in San Francisco will notice new options within the app asking them to sign up, and suggesting an imminent rollout.
    Uber Rent, which will initially be limited to San Francisco...
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  • Uber ends Arizona self-driving program following fatality

    2 monthes ago - By Reuters

    SAN FRANCISCO - Uber has shut down its self-driving car operation in Arizona two months after a fatal crash involving one of its vehicles, the company said on Wednesday.
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  • Uber shutting down self-driving operations in Arizona

    2 monthes ago - By Washington Post

    The company also is laying off more than 300 employees in the state.
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  • Uber shuts down Arizona self-driving tests

    2 monthes ago - By Reuters

    Uber is shutting down its self-driving car testing program in Arizona, following a fatal crash in March by an Uber SUV on autonomous mode which struck and killed a homeless woman.
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  • Uber is done testing self-driving cars in Arizona

    2 monthes ago - By Tech Crunch

    Uber, which had already pulled its autonomous cars off the road following a fatal crash in Tempe, Arizona, is officially calling it quits on the state of Arizona, the Wall Street Journal first reported, citing an internal memo from Uber Advanced Technologies Group lead Eric Meyhofer.
    As part of the wind-down, Uber has let go 300 of its test drivers. This comes after the state of Arizona officially barred Uber from testing its autonomous vehicles on public roads in March .
    Uber is hoping to have its self-driving cars performing tests on public roads again within the next few months, Uber...
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  • Uber shuts down self-driving car program in Arizona

    Uber shuts down self-driving car program in Arizona

    2 monthes ago - By Venture Beat

    Uber is shutting down its self-driving car program in Arizona following the death of a pedestrian, the company confirmed to VentureBeat today. “We're committed to self-driving technology, and we look forward to returning to public roads in the near future,” an Uber spokesperson told VentureBeat via email. “In the meantime,...
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  • Uber puts brakes on self-driving car operation in Arizona

    2 monthes ago - By Chron

    PHOENIX - Uber is ending its operation of self-driving cars in Arizona more than two months after a woman was struck and killed by one of its vehicles.
    The company notified about 300 workers Wednesday that their positions would be terminated.
    Uber previously suspended operations of autonomous vehicles following the March 18 accident in which a 49-year-old woman was hit while crossing the street in the Phoenix suburb of Tempe.
    The vehicle was in self-driving mode with a human backup driver at the wheel.
    The ride-sharing service said in a prepared statement that it remains focused on a...
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  • Uber is stopping its self-driving car testing in Arizona, months after a fatal crash

    Uber is stopping its self-driving car testing in Arizona, months after a fatal crash

    2 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    Uber is shutting down its self-driving car program in Arizona after one of its vehicles struck and killed a pedestrian in March.
    The crash is believed to be the first time a self-driving car has killed a pedestrian.
    Uber has already paused its autonomous vehicle program across the US, and the Arizona governor had suspended it in the state.
    Uber is ending its self-driving car program in Arizona, months after a fatal crash took the life of a pedestrian.
    AZ Central reported that the transportation firm has has pulled out of the state and fired 200 workers on Wednesday.
    In March, one of Uber's...
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