Uber to scrap self-driving truck programme to focus on cars

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Uber has dropped plans to develop self-driving trucks to focus its efforts on cars following a fatal crash in March.

The ride-hailing company suspended its self-driving car tests in March after one of the vehicles struck and killed a woman in Tempe, Arizona.

Uber has since conducted a safety review and last week confirmed it would be returning to streets in Pittsburgh, although those cars would, for now, run in “manual mode”, meaning a driver would operate the vehicle at all times, and have two safety operators in each car.

The head of Uber’s Advanced Technologies Group, Eric Meyhofer, said: “We recently took the important step of returning to public roads in Pittsburgh, and as we look to continue…

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