The company also said it has grounded its Arizona cars as it investigates. She said no serious injuries were reported.
Google's Waymo slapped Uber and its autonomous trucking subsidiary, Otto, with a lawsuit later in February accusing the firms of stealing their self-driving technology to further its own autonomous vehicle efforts. "Our vehicles are grounded in Pittsburgh and SF today as well", an Uber spokeswoman told us. The publication further learned from Tempe police information officer Josie Montenegro that the autonomous Uber vehicle was not responsible for the auto crash. Local police said the driver of the other vehicle was cited for a moving violation. A Google self-driving vehicle also got in an accident a year ago, similarly sparking safety concerns.
Uber said it was looking into the crash.
The US ride-hailing company suspended its pilot commercial service over the weekend, in the latest reversal for a programme that has been beset by problems. The report also reveals that Uber's self-driving vehicle wasn't at fault for the accident as it had the right of way at the intersection where the incident occurred.
"Self-driving cars have the potential to save millions of lives and improve quality of life for people around the world". Per standard procedure, there was a driver behind the wheel of the auto.
Unfortunately, the crash comes at a rather bad time as some Uber employees from its "Otto" division (self-driving trucks) have been accused of intellectual property theft from Waymo, Google's self-driving vehicle project. Human safety engineers remain behind the wheel of the vehicles.