Mar 30, 2018

03/30/2018: The future of self-driving cars in Arizona

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A self-driving Uber car struck and killed a pedestrian last week in Arizona. The state, which welcomed autonomous vehicle testing with the promise of little regulation, has suspended Uber’s Arizona operations. Uber had already voluntarily stopped all self-driving activities after…

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How the future of self-driving cars looks in Arizona

A fatal accident involving an Uber autonomous vehicle has called their safety into question.
A passenger looks on as he rides in a pilot model of an Uber self-driving car on in 2016 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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A self-driving Uber car struck and killed a pedestrian last week in Arizona. The state, which welcomed autonomous vehicle testing with the promise of little regulation, has suspended Uber’s Arizona operations. Uber had already voluntarily stopped all self-driving activities after the accident. Marketplace Tech host Jon Gordon spoke with reporter Jimmy Jenkins of public radio station KJZZ in Tempe, Arizona, to take a second look at how self-driving cars will be regulated.

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