By: Uber ATG Safety Team
As Uber ATG’s self-driving technology continues to mature, so too does our approach to self-driving safety. We’re taking another step forward in our commitment to an open public safety dialogue with the release of our 2020 Safety Report. This second installment of our report builds on our principled approach to safety, and provides an evolved view of our status while introducing a number of important enhancements.
Our Safety Report is intended to speak to a number of audiences, including: future users of self-driving vehicle (SDV) technology; those interested in how Uber ATG is working to promote safety throughout the development process; policymakers, including legislators, regulators, and local officials seeking to understand our organization or the current state of the technology; and other developers who may be interested in identifying opportunities to collaborate. …
By: Nat Beuse, Head of Safety at Uber Advanced Technologies Group
In July 2019, the team at Uber ATG released our first, open-sourced Safety Case Framework, which clearly organizes the goals, claims, and evidence necessary to substantiate that our self-driving vehicles (SDVs) are acceptably safe to operate on public roads. The framework charted an outline for prioritizing safety during testing and development with Mission Specialists behind the wheel, but it also projected Uber ATG’s safety argument to support future use cases, including eventual driverless operations.
Committing to the public release of our Safety Case Framework is a key component of our overall safety strategy, as transparency in our current and future safety operations is key to building trust and identifying areas for improvement. Through the lens of the Safety Case Framework, internal and external safety discussions have become more specific and tangible. The Framework has facilitated and will continue to facilitate productive conversations with regulators, industry partners, and others in the self-driving space. …
Data collection beginning in D.C.
By: Danielle Burr, Head of Uber Federal Affairs
We’re on a mission to deliver safe and reliable self-driving technology to Uber users around the world. Uber Advanced Technologies Group has already started this journey in Dallas, Pittsburgh, San Francisco, and Toronto. Today, we’re adding another city to that list 一 our nation’s capital.
Uber first launched in Washington, D.C. in late 2011, the sixth city launched globally. Since then, we’ve been proud partners in our nation’s capital, expanding into new modes like shared POOL rides, wheelchair accessible options, JUMP e-bikes and dockless scooters, and linking Uber users with public transit to help them access the transportation modes that best fit their needs. …