Uber reaches settlement with family of Arizona woman killed by driverless auto

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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. A vehicle hauler toting three self-driving Volvos from California rolled into the Capitol just days before Christmas 2016. However, Uber's AV tests quietly continued for four months before they were publicly announced.

"California may not want you". I'll bet Uber already has a pretty good idea of what happened, but so far they aren't telling.

California's Department of Motor Vehicles also sent Uber's public affairs manager Austin Heyworth a letter on March 27 stating Uber will not be allowed to test its autonomous vehicles on roads in the state as of March 31, because of not renewing the permit. After impact, the safety driver looks up, stunned. 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.

"We believe that technology has the power to make transportation safer than ever before and recognize our responsibility to contribute to safety in our communities".

The governor's self-driving oversight committee met for the first - and only - time in August 2016.

It has caused angst across the tech and auto businesses, with companies such as Toyota and NVIDIA suspending their autonomous vehicle tests on public roads. "From the beginning we've been very public about the testing and operation of self-driving vehicles, and it has been anything but secret".

On March 18 an Uber autonomous SUV struck and killed a pedestrian near Phoenix.

In the earliest days of his administration, Ducey ordered a state agency to stop citing Uber drivers for violating the state's taxicab laws.

Later in the day, the New York Times reported on the kind of safety and performance information Arizona doesn't require of driverless operators.

One example: Rival Waymo's vehicles traveled an average of 5,600 miles before the driver had to take control from the computer to avoid trouble.

Ducey previously welcomed Uber and other autonomous vehicle companies to use Arizona as a place for testing under few, if any, regulations.

At the end of the ride, all passengers are dropped off at the same spot, and Uber says they'll "need to follow the walking directions in the app for a short walk to your chosen destination".

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