Arizona crash won’t slow Las Vegas driverless shuttle program

After a pedestrian was hit and killed Sunday by an Uber self-driving car in Arizona, the city of Las Vegas said it has no plans to take its driverless shuttle off the road.

Where are self-driving cars being tested?

Uber is one of dozens of companies testing out self-driving cars across the country. Here is a look at where a few companies are testing their vehicles.

The Uber Crash Is the Nightmare the Driverless World Feared But Expected

“It will set consumer confidence in the technology back years if not decades,” said Jason Levine, executive director of the Center for Auto Safety, a Washington-based advocacy group. “We need to slow down.” The fatality, the first one known to involve an autonomous test vehicle and a pedestrian, comes at a critical juncture for the nascent industry. Companies including Alphabet, General Motors Co., Uber and Tesla Inc. are investing billions of dollars to develop the technology. Tests on public roads had mostly proved trouble-free and the rare major crashes were not found to be the fault of the technology.

Senate Driverless-Car Bill Further Jeopardized by Pedestrian Death

Prospects for the AV Start Act were already shaky. But after the first pedestrian fatality caused by a driverless car, the wheels may be in danger of coming off entirely.

Arizona Became Self-Driving Proving Ground Before Uber’s Deadly Crash

A lax approach to regulation lured hundreds of unproven autonomous vehicles onto the state’s public roads.