Uber "reaches settlement" with family of killed pedestrian



The first video showed the autonomous Uber hitting Elain Herzberg as she was walking across the road with her bicycle in tow.

Uber did not immediately respond to Fox News for comment.

Nvidia has also halted testing of AVs until more is known about the cause of the Uber collision. The exact nature of "autonomous mode" at that time has not been clarified by Uber. Still, Uber suspended all of its self-driving vehicle efforts temporarily, with no timeline published on when such testing could return.

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The National Transportation Safety Board, the National Highway Traffic Administration, as well as the Tempe Police Vehicular Crimes Unit are still investigating the accident. "The Governor's Executive Order allowing for the operation and testing of driverless cars was signed a year prior to this email being sent".

Uber, which had already suspended operations on its own, said it would "keep a dialogue open" with Arizona.

Besides, Arizona doesn't require Uber or any other operator to report on test drives.

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On Wednesday, the governor's office did not substantively answer Ars' questions about the nature of its relationship with Uber, referring us instead to a two-page "point-by-point" rebuttal of The Guardian's story.

Uber, the largest ride-sharing company in the world, has stated that it is slated to let the company's permit with the state of California to test self-driving vehicles on the state's public roads expire on Saturday, March 31, 2018. Toyota Motor Corp and chipmaker Nvidia Corp have also suspended self-driving auto testing on public roads, as they and other companies await the results of an investigation into the Tempe incident, believed to be the first death of a pedestrian struck by a self-driving vehicle. The governor's office said it provided the emails to the newspaper in September. While experience didn't necessary factor into the crash, it certainly doesn't help the company's case for testing in Arizona and its testing now being blocked by the state's governor.

Experts have told The Associated Press that the SUV's laser and radar sensors should have spotted Herzberg, and the vehicle should have stopped.

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He said the Uber accident will not impact Baidu's autonomous driving development plans. In addition to this decision Uber will not renew its current permit to test autonomous vehicles in California.

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