Arizona Governor Doug Ducey is suspending Uber from testing its autonomous vehicles on the state's public roadways. The order follows the fatal crash last week involving a self-driving Uber and pedestrian in Tempe, AZ.
Ducey told the company CEO Dara Khosrowshahi that video footage of the crash raised concerns about the company's ability to safely test its technology in Arizona. He said he expects public safety to be the top priority for those who operate self-driving cars.
"The incident that took place on March 18 is an unquestionable failure to comply with this expectation," Ducey said.
Governor Ducey was a big advocate for self-driving cars in the past. The Republic helped push recent legislation to allow self-driving car tests without a human behind the wheel.
Uber previously said it's pausing self-driving car tests in every city following the incident that is believed to be the first known death caused by an autonomous car operating on public roads.