Uber stops it’s test program ‘Self-driving cars’ after a crash in Arizona
Uber cab service technologies suspended its pilot project Uber self-driving cars after a major accident happened in Tempe, Arizona. Uber started a pilot project to test its autonomous driven cars in Uber cab services.
After the incident, Uber temporarily suspended its self-driven car project in following cities including Tempe, San Francisco, Pittsburgh and Pennsylvania.
Uber taxi services have been quite famous in all over the world. Even in India Uber services emerging day by day with its cheap taxi fares. Most of the cab owners joined in Uber to maximize their profits.
Uber self-driving cars Project
Uber doesn’t have any own vehicles it is only the link between Cab driver and customer with Uber app. Although all the payments from the customers will directly be transferred to Uber-Company and the Cab drivers need to collect their profits in Uber office.
Uber started a driverless, autonomous car pilot project in traffic free cities of United States which is completely not possible in countries like India with full of traffic. The primary objective of this project is to introduce the Self-driving travel experience to customers and also gain maximum profits by getting rid of recruitment of drivers.
Uber self-driving Car Crash site- Arizona
On Friday in Arizona, Uber self-driving car failed to yield while making a turn and it lost control on the vehicle. There were two passengers; an engineer and his friend both sat in the front seats in Uber Volvo SUV self-driving car, and no major injuries recorded to passengers.
Temple Police Department claimed that ‘the self-driving Uber Volvo SUV vehicle which was traveling with two passengers while making a turn autonomous car lost control, and the vehicle collided causing the self-driving Uber vehicle to roll onto its side.’
In Last September Uber officially started its autonomous car project in Pittsburgh city, but no accident reports are recorded involving Uber self-driven cars.
Hold Lipson, who is a professor of mechanical engineering and roboticist at Columbia University, claimed that ‘Autonomous cars keep getting improved over the years, although we should face some minor issues with self-driven cars at first but compared to Humans who have been maintaining a rough driving record over the years.’
Uber Legal issues
Uber-Company shifted its Self-driving cars from San Francisco state to Arizona because of a deadlock between California motor vehicle department. California Department asked Uber to apply for a compulsory permit to test their self-driving cars on the public road, and Uber refused to accept the conditions and the Californian Motor vehicle department officially canceled the 16 Uber autonomous vehicles registrations.
After the California Motor vehicle department actions on Uber self-driving cars, Uber accepted the conditions and applied for the permit earlier this month. And also Uber-Company facing legal actions from Alphabet autonomous vehicle unit and Waymo companies which claiming that Uber is stealing the self-driving technology from us. Uber company CEO reacted to these legal notices and argued that Waymo’s lawsuits are false an Uber has designed its technology and hardware for Uber Self-driving Car project.
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