Self-driving truck startup co-founder leaving Uber

Uber's self-driving Volvos have been banned from Arizona's public roadways

"We made a decision to not reapply for a California DMV permit with the understanding that our self-driving vehicles would not operate on public roads in the immediate future", an Uber spokesperson said in a statement to CNN on Tuesday.

As the WSJ reports, Gov. Ducey welcomed Uber and its self-driving vehicles into Arizona in 2016 with open arms after the company was kicked out of California as a way to look into improving public safety. In addition, the Governor has also demonstrated he will hold companies accountable when necessary, as his letter to Uber this week indicates. Both companies, along with other technology firms involved in the development of self-driving vehicles, have stated that they will be waiting for the results of the recent incident's investigation before they decide to continue their public tests and experiments. The Volvo XC90's standard advanced driver-assistance system "has nothing to do" with the Uber test vehicle's autonomous driving system, he said. The National Transportation Safety Board and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration are working with Tempe police on that investigation.

Mobileye, an Israeli unit of Intel that makes software brains that interpret what sensors are seeing, has called for the industry to discuss a framework to validate the safety of autonomous vehicles. If we weren't part of the autonomy thing? Uber has not yet had to produce such a report. Uber was falling short of its target of 13 miles per "intervention" in Arizona.

John Krafcik, CEO of Waymo, which is Google's self-driving vehicle unit, has expressed confidence in his company's system and its ability to interact with pedestrians.

"The DMV is allowed to begin issuing driverless testing and/or deployment permits on April 2, but that doesn't mean a manufacturer will meet the requirements or if we will approve them", a DMV spokes told The Verge.

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Uber's Australian and New Zealand general manager, Henry Greenacre, says the service is easy and affordable and offers a credible alternative to vehicle ownership.

They said its presence caused a 30 percent drop in taxi ridership and the loss of almost 1,200 drivers who jumped to Uber, while the value of medallions needed to operate taxis plunged from $545,000 in 2014 to about $80,000 two years later.

Doug Ducey (R) and Uber reportedly kept the company's controversial self-driving auto tests a secret, according to The Guardian. San Francisco-based ride-hailing company Uber will not renew its permit.

The use of a single LIDAR sensor is all the more remarkable given that other companies running self-driving programs use significantly more: Google-owned Waymo has six on its cars; General Motors uses five. Three weeks ago, it started a free robot-taxi service for those employees to commute to and from work.

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