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Nvidia suspends all tests of autonomous vehicles

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Nvidia temporarily suspends testing of its autonomous vehicle platform in response to the fatal collision of the Uber car with a pedestrian last week. TechCrunch confirmed this with the company, which offered the following statement:

In the end [autonomous vehicles] will be much safer than human drivers, so this important work must continue. We are temporarily suspending the tests of our autonomous cars on public roads to learn from the Uber incident. Our global fleet of hand-held data collection vehicles continues to operate.

Reuters first reported the news.

Manual vehicles, to be clear, are not self-driving with safety drivers, but traditionally-controlled vehicles with a complete suite of autonomous sensors to collect data.

Toyota has also suspended testing of autonomous vehicles for the sake of the well-being of its own drivers. Uber has of course stopped testing at once.

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