Uber grounded its fleet of self-driving cars in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, temporarily Monday following a crash involving one of the vehicles on the Hot Metal Bridge.
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September 19, 2017 – The crash happened just after 8:00 AM near the intersection of Sidney and Hot Metal streets on the South Side of Pittsburgh, according to the Pittsburgh Business Times.
A black Nissan Sentra was driving west on Sidney Street when it collided with Uber’s Volvo XC90, which had been traveling south on Hot Metal Street. Nobody was injured and the driver of the Uber was in control of the vehicle at the time of the crash, said Pittsburgh Public Safety spokeswoman Sonya Toler.
Uber temporarily suspended service of its self-driving cars following the incident, but had them back on the road by 11:00 AM.
“We concluded our internal investigation into this morning’s incident and have resumed our self-driving testing and passenger operations in Pittsburgh,” an Uber spokesman said.
Uber grounded its self-driving fleet nationwide for about 48 hours in March after one of its cars was involved in an accident in Tempe, Arizona. It was later determined that the Uber was not at fault in the incident.
Last week, the troubled ridesharing company celebrated the 1-year anniversary of its self-driving car program in Pittsburgh. Uber reported that its more than 200 self-driving vehicles in Pittsburgh, Tempe, and San Francisco have driven over 1 million miles and have provided more than 30,000 rides to customers.
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