Uber Technology Inc. has suspended their pilot program on self driving cars after a self driving car crashes in Tempe, Arizona
According to report, the tech industry suspended the self driving program on Saturday after an autonomous car equipped with nascent technology crashed in Arizona.
Uber said they are suspending the program in Arizona, Pittsburgh and San Francisco pending the outcome of investigation into the crash which happened on Friday.
According to Uber spokesperson who spoke in an email, she said two persons were inside the car when the accident happened but were lucky to escape unharmed.
She said; “We are continuing to look into this incident,” an Uber spokeswoman said in an email.
“The accident occurred when the driver of a second vehicle “failed to yield” to the Uber vehicle while making a turn, said Josie Montenegro, a spokeswoman for the Tempe Police Department.
“The vehicles collided, causing the autonomous vehicle to roll onto its side, there were no serious injuries.”
This is coming few days after Uber president Jeff Jones resigned barely after 6 months in office after joining a San Francisco company.