12 April, 2018
Company reached a settlement with victim's family.
"Uber Chief Executive Dara Khosrowshahi said the acquisition furthers Uber's goal of offering "the fastest or most affordable way to get where you're going, whether that's in an Uber, on a bike, on the subway, or more". That service will be offered beginning later this month - but only in San Francisco for now, Uber said.
The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) are investigating the incident.
The company hasn't resumed testing of its self-driving cars and Khosrowshahi suggested that would likely be the case until the investigation was complete and a determination could be made about why the auto did not appear to detect the pedestrian who was walking her bike across a four-lane divided highway.
Arizona's governor suspended Uber's ability to test self-driving cars on public roads in the state following the crash.
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A 49-year-old woman was killed after being hit by an Uber self-driving sports utility vehicle while walking across a street in Phoenix, leading the company to suspend testing of autonomous vehicles. Details were not disclosed.
Until now only Uber has been able to use that information. She hit the Volvo XC90 hard enough to flip it onto its side.
The embattled on-demand taxi service firm Uber has announced that it has acquired the electric bike-sharing service startup JUMP Bikes, marking the company's further investment into the on-demand mobility services sector.
"Autonomous is part of the solution and I think long term is going to be an important part of the solution of getting rid of vehicle ownership", Khosrowshahi said. Terms of the deal were not released.
Jump Bikes initially set itself up in 2010 by selling electric bicycles to cities, and eventually became a rental service in its own right in 2013, with its own custom-designed two-wheeler EVs. Regardless, the in-app integration likely means the e-bike service's ridership will only continue to grow in D.C. where it is already among the most popular bike sharing options.