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Baidu completes 5G autonomous driving test in China's showcase tech city

30 March 2018

The Hollywood Reporter reports that ride-sharing company Uber will be shutting down self-driving vehicle tests in California following a fatal crash in Phoenix, Arizona, recently which took the life of a female pedestrian. Citing the emotional toll the incident may have on its drivers, Toyota said it would temporarily pause its "Chauffer mode testing on public roads", according to a company statement.

Uber tested about 29 vehicles in California at one time, whereas it gathered data from roughly 200 vehicles across Arizona, California, Ontario, and Pennsylvania.

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey gloated in a tweet accompanying a story about the Uber cars leaving California: "This is what OVER-regulation looks like!"

Nvidia's shares have slid down 9.5 percent since the microchip maker said on Tuesday that it was putting the self-driving test on hold as a sign of respect for the victim and while the investigation is ongoing.

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This past Monday in San Francisco, an Uber driver had an exhilarating peradventure that made headlines.

According to a report from the official Xinhua news agency on Wednesday, the test was recently completed in Xiongan, a new development zone created past year under direct orders from Chinese President Xi Jinping. Toyota Motor Corp and chipmaker Nvidia Corp have also suspended self-driving auto testing on public roads, as they and other companies await the results of an investigation into the Tempe incident, believed to be the first death of a pedestrian struck by a self-driving vehicle.

Uber reached a settlement for an undisclosed amount Wednesday with the family of the woman who died this month after being struck by a self-driving Uber SUV in Arizona. The company chose to stop the tests by letting their state permit in California allowing them to test their vehicles expire.

"The message today is Arizona's open for business, " the governor said.

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Instead of installing those additional LiDAR sensors on its XC90s, it seems that Uber planned to compensate with additional radars instead - the XC90 uses 10 radar sensors, while older Ford Fusions only used 7.

Ptak, Ducey's spokesman, defended the tweet and other efforts to promote the company. Last week, Uber's CEO tweeted "we're thinking of the victim's family". "We often promote news of the thousands of jobs and opportunities coming to Arizona".

It was Ducey who shortly after taking office in 2015 declared Arizona to be a haven for testing autonomous vehicles, free of the kind of restrictions and oversight that other states were imposing. Like all Uber test cars, this one carried a human safety operator meant to stop the vehicle from doing anything reckless.

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Baidu completes 5G autonomous driving test in China's showcase tech city