Uber told to stop testing driverless cars in Arizona after fatal crash

(THE TELEGRAPH) The governor of Arizona on Monday put the brakes on Uber’s self-driving car programme in that state, citing “disturbing and alarming” dashcam footage from the fatal accident earlier this month.

Doug Ducey sent Uber chief executive Dara Khosrowshahi a letter saying he has directed transportation department officials to suspend Uber’s ability to test or operate self-driving vehicles on public roads.

“I found the video to be disturbing and alarming, and it raises many questions about the ability of Uber to continue testing in Arizona,” Mr Ducey said in the letter, a copy of which was posted online.

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