Arizona Governor Doug Ducey
On Monday, Uber Technologies Inc. ordered the suspension of state-of-the-art state-of-the-art autonomous vehicles on the state highway after one of its self-driving cars got stuck in Tempe and killed a pedestrian
. Ducey, a Republican who welcomed Uber's self-driving technology with open arms to Arizona in 2016, said in a letter to Uber's boss that he had instructed the state's transportation department to cease the company's ability to test the cars.
Improving public safety has always been the focus of Arizona's approach to autonomous vehicle testing, and I assume that public safety is a top priority for anyone using this technology in the state of Arizona, "Ducey said in his article Letter. "The incident, which took place on March 1
Uber said last week that he used the vehicles of public roads in Tempe, San Francisco, Pittsburgh and Toronto during the investigation of the deadly Crashes continue, Uber officials did not immediately respond to a request for comment.