Uber has decided to suspend its tests of its autonomous vehicles following a road accident involving one of these cars in Tempe, Arizona.
The American company confirmed on Saturday the veracity of a photo aired on Twitter of the car overturned on its side, the windows exploded. The tests were then suspended in Tempe, as well as in Pittsburgh.
Tempe police told Bloomberg News that the sport utility vehicle was not responsible for the accident. Another vehicle would not have given way.
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“There was a person behind the wheel,” said Josie Montenegro, a police spokesman. We do not know if she was in control of the vehicle at the time of the collision. ”
It is a new tile that falls on Uber, which has faced various crises since the beginning of 2017. The company revealed earlier this month that it had used secret software to prevent Its drivers are controlled by the authorities.
Travis Kalanick, the boss and founder, also had to apologize after a video showing him in the midst of an altercation with a driver of his own booking service.