An automated Uber car in Tempe, Arizona, was caught up in a car accident on Friday; one of the worst recorded accidents involving a sizeable number of automated vehicles being tested on US roads. The ugly incident has caused Uber to pause its self-driving car tests in the state.
A picture of a self-driving Volvo on its side was shared on Fresco News as seen on the twitter feed.
Another vehicle is photographed in the background, with dents and it was shattered. Reports say nobody was severely injured on the scene of the incident.
Uber disclosed to Business Insider that the Uber-owned SUV was in a self-driving mode when the accident occurred.
“We are continuing to look into this incident and can confirm we had no backseat passengers in the vehicle,” as disclosed by an Uber representative in an email to Business Insider.
According to Bloomberg, the autonomous Uber was not at fault during the accident but was hit by another vehicle which refused to yield, as narrated by Tempe Police spokesperson.That means the crash will once again increase the uncertainty on the fired up contention about the safety of self-driving cars.