Self-driving Uber vehicle involved in rollover crash in Arizona

  • Self-driving Uber vehicle involved in rollover crash in Arizona

Self-driving Uber vehicle involved in rollover crash in Arizona

To be clear, though, Uber's self-driving Volvo wasn't at fault - the driver of a different vehicle (that caused the crash) failed to yield to the Uber Volvo.

Uber's vehicle was in self-driving mode when the collision happened and the company are looking into the incident, the taxi app's spokeswoman also confirmed. "There were no serious injuries". "The vehicles collided causing the autonomous vehicle to roll on to its side", he added. She said Uber had also suspended testing in Pittsburgh and San Francisco for the day and possibly longer. According to Tempe Police, the self-driving vehicle was struck Friday in an auto collision involving two other vehicles.

When Uber launched its self-driving testing programme in Pittsburgh past year, the firm said its autonomous cars "require human intervention in many conditions, including bad weather".

The accident once again raises questions about the safety of autonomous driving technology and how it will interact with other drivers on the road. The Uber SUV was in autonomous mode when the accident took place and the ride-hailing company has confirmed this.

Uber then shipped all 16 of its self-driving Volvo XC90s to Arizona on the back of its self-driving Otto truck.

Uber hasn't been off to a great start this year when it comes to self-driving cars.

Prior to that, the director in Uber's self-driving division Raffi Krikorian, Uber's head of AI Labs Gary Marcus, and Amit Singhal, the senior vice president of engineering, also left the company.

Last week, internal documents revealed the disengagement rate of the company's autonomous vehicles-the rate at which human drivers needed to intervene-was slightly less than once per mile. The self-driving SUV rolled onto its side as a result crash. We do not know if she was in control of the vehicle at the time of the collision.