Arizona's governor had a very cozy relationship with Uber before a fatal crash involving one if its self-driving SUV.
New emails released by Governor Doug Ducey's office show the Republican's staff worked hand-in-hand with the company as it began experimenting with autonomous vehicles that Uber began testing on Arizona roads in August 2016 without public's knowledge. Before that, Ducey issued an executive order allowing self-driving vehicle testing with no reporting requirement.
Ducey's office disputes the reporting by the "Guardian," saying his backing of Uber and autonomous vehicles was one of his administration's most discussed initiatives and that there was no "secret testing."
Ducey ordered Uber to stop testing autonomous vehicles on public roads, following the first pedestrian death associated with autonomous-driving technology on March 18th