No more self-driving Uber test in Arizona as the Governor suspended those tests after a woman was struck and killed by a driverless Uber car. Uber has temporarily canceled all its driverless test.
A Nvidia spokesperson wrote in the mail, “The accident was tragic. It’s a reminder of how difficult SDC technology is and that it needs to be approached with extreme caution and the best safety technologies.” Further, the person added, “This tragedy is exactly why we’ve committed ourselves to perfecting this life-saving technology. We are suspending the testing of our self-driving cars on public roads to learn from the Uber incident. Our global fleet of manually driven data collection vehicles continues to operate.”
Additionally, Nvidia produces capable registering stages for use in self-sufficient vehicles and started offering its Xavier chip for use in self-driving autos. Nvidia says it has 320 customers in the car space.
Arizona Governor Doug Ducey said, “In the best interest of the people of my state, I have directed the Arizona Department of Transportation to suspend Uber’s ability to test and operate autonomous vehicles on Arizona’s public roadways.” Further, Doug added, “Arizona will not tolerate any less than an unequivocal commitment to public safety.”
A subsidiary of Google’s parent company, Waymo in Arizona continues to operate vehicles with and without safety drivers. Chief Executive Officer at Waymo said that he is very confident about company’s technology and would have been able to handle the situations.