Gov. Ducey Suspends Uber Self-Driving Car Testing after Fatal Accident


Furthermore, the governor said he expected that public safety is also the top priority for all companies operating the technology. According to him, the deadly accident is “an unquestionable failure to comply with this expectation.”

Moreover, Gov. Ducey told Khosrowshahi that suspending Uber from testing its self-driving cars is in the best interest of the people of Arizona.

He concluded his letter by saying, “Arizona will not tolerate any less than an unequivocal commitment to public safety.”

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Uber will keep an open dialogue with the governor’s office

In response to the governor’s action, Uber tweeted, “We proactively suspended self-driving operations in all cities immediately following the tragic accident last week. We continue to help investigators in any way we can.”

The company added, “We’ll keep a dialogue open with the Governor’s office to address any concerns they have.”