The governor suspended the company's testing privileges Monday, citing safety concerns and "disturbing" dashcam footage of the March 18 crash in Tempe crash that killed a pedestrian as she walked her bike across a darkened road.
Uber, based in San Francisco, did not return an email seeking comment.
While the Uber accident may be used to advance arguments of those fearful of driverless cars, it does not change the fact that "transformative technology is coming whether we like it or not", according to Adie Tomer, a fellow at the Brookings Institution think tank in Washington.
"There certainly will be calls to stop all autonomous vehicles testing, not just Uber's program", Tomer said in a post on the institution's website.
Two days later - eight days after the accident - Ducey suspended Uber test drives indefinitely.
The National Traffic Safety Board is investigating the crash and is expected to release a preliminary report in the weeks to come.
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"Governor Doug Ducey violated the trust of hardworking Arizonans across the state", the party's executive director, Herschel Fink, said in a statement. A week after Uber halted testing, Arizona's governor ordered the company's self-driving cars off state roads. Toyota Motor Corp and chipmaker Nvidia Corp have also suspended self-driving auto testing on public roads, as they and other companies await the results of an investigation into the Tempe incident, believed to be the first death of a pedestrian struck by a self-driving vehicle. Japanese auto giant Toyota also tapped the brakes on its autonomous vehicle testing after the Uber accident, while German titan BMW maintained pace.
An internal camera in the Uber test vehicle showed the human safety driver mostly looking down and not at the road in the moments before the crash.
"We want you to know Arizona does want Uber". The governor's office said it provided the emails to the newspaper in September.
Experts have told The Associated Press that the SUV's laser and radar sensors should have spotted Herzberg, and the vehicle should have stopped.
California's Department of Motor Vehicles made both of these provisions clear to ride-sharing giant Uber on Tuesday, March 27, 2018, when the governmental body sent a notice of such guidelines to the company.
An Uber representative said no one was injured and the company is investigating the incident, which some reports indicated may have resulted from the driver receiving bad information from his Global Positioning System. While the full ramifications of this incident continue to evolve, this cessation of testing will likely slow development by companies other than Uber as well.