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Thursday, 31 May 2018 22:03

Uber's Self-Driving Vehicles Rely on Humans to Brake in Emergencies

Written by Michaela Kwoka-Coleman, Auto Rental News
The report by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) found that Uber does not enable the automatic braking feature while its test vehicles are under computer control to “reduce the potential for erratic vehicle behavior.” The report by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) found that Uber does not enable the automatic braking feature while its test vehicles are under computer control to “reduce the potential for erratic vehicle behavior.” NTSB/Wikimedia

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After the initial accident, Uber indefinitely halted all self-driving vehicle testing across the country. On May 23, Uber revealed to its Arizona employees that it will be shuttering its autonomous vehicle test program in the state, following mounting public pressure.


In an email, an Uber executive told employees that the company will be focusing on testing vehicles in Pittsburg and San Francisco, but in a “much more limited way.”


Currently, Uber does not have the approval of the California Department of Motor Vehicles to test its autonomous cars in the state.


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