After a bad time all the relations of history, when the Uber drones shot down a woman , NY The Times conducted its investigation. AT the editorial team got to internal Uber spoke anonymously with several IT specialists who cooperated with Uber. AND that's what they found out about problems of the company.
The main problem of Uber UAVs is haste. The new head of the company Daru Khosrovshahi in April 2018 should come to Arizona with a check on the results of the unit. And since the Uber on the part of the race lags far behind its competitors, the developers plan in spirit of the Five-Year Plan for three years " . AT result of the system in hastily improved and changed. For example, in Uber quickly abandoned the stress test in transportation of passengers and the second " spare " driver in the machine. That is, they skipped several stages, to which competitors spent months of checks.
So the speed of the race was constantly accelerated - if the first thousand miles Uber Uberbanks ran in exactly year, then on second and third it took less than six months. As Uber explains, this rush in compartment with transfers from cities in the city does not provided opportunities to thoroughly run the system as competitors from Waymo (Google) and Cruise (General Motors).
Blame whether Uber's accident?
Reporters NY Times press that in part yes. On video shows that the driver, who could intercept the control of the drone, right before the accident distracted from the roads. The Arizona State Police believe that the driver and UAV is not to blame - The woman suddenly jumped out on road to place and accident was almost inevitable, regardless of the one who sat behind the wheel.
Source: NY Times