Uber to re-start autonomous car public road tests

On March 27, US location-based app transport service Uber Technology’s press corp revealed that it was re-starting its autonomous car driving tests on public roads.

On March 24, there was an accident involving an Uber autonomous driving car during public road tests in the US state of Arizona. The car was based on the Volvo XC90 and rolled after it was struck by another car.

Due to the accident, Uber announced that it was suspending its US autonomous driving road tests.

On March 27, Uber announced it would re-start its road tests. According to local police, the collision in Arizona was not Uber’s fault but that of the other driver.

Written by Minoru Moriwaki

(Translated by Greg Scott)