Uber halts self-driving car tests after Arizona crash

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ber temporarily hit the brakes on tests of its self-driving cars following a crash Friday evening in Tempe, AZ., that involved one of the company’s autonomous vehicles. Tests vehicles in Arizona, Pittsburgh and San Francisco were grounded over the weekend while the investigation continued.”We are continuing to look into this incident and can confirm we had no backseat passengers in the vehicle,” an Uber spokeswoman emailed USA TODAY on Sunday. The vehicle involved in the accident was in a self-driving mode.There are no known serious injuries.On Monday, Uber emailed an updated statement that, “We are resuming our developmental operations in San Francisco this morning.” For now, though, test vehicles in Arizona and Pittsburgh remain on the sideline, though Uber hopes to get those vehicles back on the road soon as well.

Source: Uber halts self-driving car tests after Arizona crash

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