Pittsburgh’s rules for autonomous vehicle testing less stringent than California’s

Companies testing autonomous vehicles in Pittsburgh will have to immediately report crashes resulting in any injuries as part of new guidelines announced Monday intended to boost public confidence in the testing after a deadly accident in Arizona last year.

Karina Ricks, director of the city’s Department of Mobility and Infrastructure, said the city was working on guidelines before the March 18 accident in Tempe when one of Uber‘s autonomous test vehicles hit and killed a pedestrian as she crossed a dark road outside the lines of a crosswalk.