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News, Analysis & Perspective on Autonomous Vehicles

More startups need to join the autonomous car race, states Fortune

The fatal accident involving one of Uber’s autonomous vehicles and a pedestrian shook things up in the autonomous segment. After the accident, fingers started flying through the air, as the company and the industry as a whole tried to find a reason for the mishap. After the incident, which experts claimed was avoidable, numerous companies brought their autonomous programs to a halt. Arizona’s Governor got into the mix, suspending Uber’s driverless tests in Arizona. But others stopped their testing, as well, including Toyota and artificial intelligence chipmaker Nvidia. While these were immediate responses to the accident, the incident caused some long-term changes, too.

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