National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigators examine a self-driving Uber vehicle involved in a fatal accident in Tempe, Arizona, U.S., March 20, 2018. A women was struck and killed by the vehicle on March 18, 2018. National Transportation Safety Board/Handout via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. - RC1D00CB6DF0

Uber’s Autonomous Vehicle Program

First of all, an email was sent to the Uber’s executives. It raised concerns about the company’s autonomous vehicle program. It was just a few days before the Uber vehicle killed an innocent pedestrian in Arizona last March.

This important email was sent to the most important people who were managing the Uber’s autonomous vehicle division. It was sent to the head and the other top executives and lawyers. In the email, accusations were raised. There were many misses and drawbacks which had no proper solution, some issues even went ignored, and about the backup drivers who were deprived the proper training.

Serious Concerns Raised

The poor behavior of the operator was usually the cause of accidents. There should be at least two backup drivers in each vehicle.

Some days later, the date, 18th March. A self-driving Uber vehicle was found in a cataclysmic collision. And negligent behavior is reported as the driver was streaming “The Voice On Hulu” on her phone at the time of the crash.

The Uber’s vehicles were getting into accidents with a shocking regularity. The vehicle was crashing into things every 15,000 miles.

Near misses reportedly occurred as frequently as every 100 miles, while backup drivers had to take control once every one to three miles. The more miles the fleet drove, the more likely incidents were to arise.

Uber stated that:

“The entire team is focused on safely and responsibly returning to the road in self-driving mode.”

Moreover, the company eventually plans to resume back on the road with the self-driving testing. But it will do so only when the improvements have been implemented. And after it receives authorization from the “Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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