? The governor of Arizona, Doug Ducey, suspended the operations of the autonomous vehicles of the Uber company after the accident in which a woman lost her life in the city of Tempe on March 18.
After seeing a video of the accident, Ducey informed the Uber company in a letter that the images caused him great concern for public safety and indicated that it was due to an "unquestionable flaw.
Elaine Herzberg, 49, was run over outside the crosswalk by a Volvo XC90, which was in autonomous mode. His death is the first involving an autonomous vehicle.
“Tempe police released the video prior to the incident. I found the video disturbing and upsetting and raises many questions about the possibility of Uber continuing to operate in Arizona. " Ducey detailed in the document.
He mentioned that while the accident is being investigated by the National Transportation Safety Board The NTSB ordered the Arizona Department of Transportation to suspend permits for Uber to test its autonomous vehicles on public roads in the state indefinitely.
Currently the Vehicle Crimes Unit The Tempe Police Department is investigating the details of this accident. Upon completion of the investigation, the case will be presented for review by the Maricopa County Attorney's Office.
Through a statement, the NTSB investigators mentioned that they will be in the city looking for the probable cause of the accident, which will be announced "After a thorough investigation of the information collected and analysis of the data is completed."
? While the investigation is ongoing, Uber suspended its activities on the highways of the state of Arizona, as well as on the streets of San Francisco (California), Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania) and Toronto (Canada), where until now the autonomous vehicles of the company.