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Uber looks to resume on-road driverless testing in the US

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The ridehailing company Uber is planning to restart tests of its autonomous cars on public, eight months after a fatal collision with a pedestrian in Arizona.

A number of news organisations in the US say that it has applied to test near its Advanced Technology Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Nearly eight months ago, an Uber autonomous vehicle fatally struck pedestrian Elaine Herzberg as she was walking a bicycle across a Tempe, Arizona street in the dark. Immediately following that collision, Uber halted testing its self-driving cars on public roads after the fatal crash with a woman who was walking her bicycle across a street in Tempe and at the time did not say when it may resume.

However Forbes quotes a number of news organisations in the US which say Uber recently filed a request with the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation to test self-driving cars in Pittsburgh and although it is not required to get permission, it will wait until approval it carries out any tests.

Picture – TV news coverage of the Arizona crash

 
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