Uber is moving to restart the testing of self-driving cars on public roads roughly eight months after a fatal crash involving one of its vehicles.
The ridesharing giant has reportedly asked the state of Pennsylvania for permission to resume testing. Uber has also submitted a voluntary report to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration detailing safety improvements.
Pittsburgh was the first city where Uber deployed its autonomous cars. Testing was later expanded to Arizona and California. But in March one of the test vehicles struck and killed pedestrian Elaine Herzberg while she was crossing a street in Tempe, Arizona — the first known fatality involving a self-driving car. Uber subsequently shut down testing.