The crash on Sunday night was the event many in the auto and technology industries were dreading but knew was inevitable. Uber immediately suspended all road tests in four North American cities.
The governor of Arizona has suspended Uber from testing its self-driving cars on public roads in the state. The move follows a fatal crash last week that killed a 49-year-old pedestrian.
Toyota has announced it is pumping $1 billion into Grab, the leading ride-share company in Southeast Asia. Initially cautious about ridesharing, Japan's top automaker is now aggressively playing catch-up.
Experts said that based on the video the self-driving Uber vehicle should have noticed the pedestrian crossing the road. The accident was the first death caused by an autonomous vehicle.
Artificial intelligence (AI) is becoming increasingly prevalent in our daily lives, from medical care to self-driving vehicles. DW reports from a two-day conference on the topic taking place in Berlin.
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