UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — Uber is pumping the brakes on its self-driving car program in California.
In fact, it’s putting it in park.
The ride-hailing company informed the California Department of Motor Vehicles that it won’t renew it’s permit to test autonomous cars in the state.
An Uber spokesman said they’re not reapplying for the permit “with the understanding that our self-driving vehicles would not operate on public roads in the immediate future.”
The decision follows a deadly crash in Arizona, where an Uber test vehicle recently struck and killed a pedestrian walking her bicycle across the street.
Tempe police have since released the dashcam video.
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey called that video “disturbing and alarming,” as he informed Uber that its ability to test autonomous vehicles on Arizona roads has been suspended.
Uber has also voluntarily tabled those tests in cities like Pittsburgh and Toronto.