Uber shuts down self-driving car testing in Arizona

Uber shuts down self-driving car testing in Arizona

Uber announced on Wednesday that it would end its self-driving car testing in Arizona.

The company told its roughly 200 Arizona workers involved in the self-driving program that they would be let go, reports the Arizona Republic.

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The company had previously suspended its self-driving car operations in Arizona after one of its cars struck and killed a pedestrian.

Its self-driving car operators had not worked since the suspension, but Uber said that it has continued to pay them.

“We’re committed to self-driving technology, and we look forward to returning to public roads in the near future. In the meantime, we remain focused on our top-to-bottom safety review, having brought on former NTSB Chair Christopher Hart to advise us on our overall safety culture,” an Uber spokesperson told the Republic.

Uber had paused its testing nationwide following the incident, but reportedly plans to restart its testing in other cities, including Pittsburgh and San Francisco.