Uber CEO assures investigation co-operation on Wednesday. The deadly self driving crash in Arizona investigation going on and Uber’s ride-hailing app is cooperating with federal investigation.
Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi said he still believes self-driving cars are a “very important part of the solution of getting rid of car ownership.”
However it does not come to know whether Uber would resume testing its own autonomous vehicles after the fatal crash in Arizona. At present company has stopped tests.
Khosrowshahi said the company is helping the National Transportation Safety Board in its investigation on why Uber’s car never noticed a woman crossing the street with her bicycle.
“Right now our total effort is helping them out and we’ll figure out what we do afterward,” Khosrowshahi said. He added that self-driving cars “ultimately will make the world much, much safer.”
Uber earlier this week announced its acquisition of dockless bike-sharing service Jump. And Uber is now testing rental cars through peer-to-peer car-sharing service Getaround in San Francisco. “Once we feel solid about the product market fit, we’ll be expanding nationally,” Uber mobility product head Jahan Khanna said.
Khosrowshahi spoke on a panel with D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser, whose administration is pursuing a tax on ride-sharing services to help fund fixes for the city’s light rail system.