Uber has reached a settlement with the wife's family, which was killed by a self-driving Uber car in Arizona. Yahaira Jacquez reports.
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WASHINGTON – Uber CEO said Wednesday that the Ride Hailing app is cooperating with federal investigators investigating the company's fatal self-driving accident in Arizona.
About CEO Dara Khosrowshahi said that he still believes self-driving cars are "a very important part of the solution to getting rid of the car ownership."
But he did not say if or when Uber would reopen its own autonomous vehicles after the fatal crash in Tempe, Ariz. The company suspended testing after the accident
Khosrowshahi said the company is helping the National Transportation Safety Board investigate why Uber's car never noticed a woman crossing the road on her bike.
"At the moment, our entire effort to find out what we are doing to help us out," Khosrowshahi said.
He added that self-driving cars "will ultimately make the world a lot, much safer."
Khosrowshahi, 2017 Uber came to help the company get back on track after a series of actions Scandals appeared at an event in Washington, DC, to discuss the company's increased commitment to developing services in congested cities.
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And Uber is now testing the rental cars through Getaround's peer-to-peer car sharing service in San Francisco. "As soon as we feel fit about the product market, we will expand nationwide," said Jahan Khanna, product manager for Uber Mobility.
The company also promised to share data with cities to strengthen local public transport. And the company adds the ability to switch from an Uber ride to a bus or subway.
Khosrowshahi spoke on a panel with DC Mayor Muriel Bowser, whose administration runs a tax on co-driving services to help make corrections for the
He promised a "constructive dialogue" on the prospect of a rents tax, but called for "it's fair and fair".
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