Uber’s Coverup in Arizona

Expect some Compliance red flags in the Governor’s Office for Open Government

By Staff, Social and Wire Reports


Which tech company will be going belly up not because of an overvalued “unicorn” market, but just plain stupidity!?

The Guardian reports some really disturbing activities in Arizona where the pro-business Governor Doug Ducey had covered up their experimental practices of Uber’s self driving cars, of these objects killed a 49 year old woman last week.

(To be fair, it was ridiculous for the business cable media to gush over this very same company in the last few years, despite claims of sexual abuse, rape, and other coverups within Uber were barely reported.)

The vehicle that killed the woman was a self driving Volvo. For all intensive purposes, the editorial standards would state, that a car actually killed someone and not a driver that typically accounts for all 100% of vehicular homocides. Unfortunately this case brings the number down a fractional notch because self driving cars are legal in some locales.

The article notes that the pro-business governor would bend over backwards and go head over heels with Uber brass. Even worse, The Guardian article notes that :

In December, Uber launched its self-driving cars in San Francisco, without applying for the autonomous vehicle testing permits that California requires. It was an audacious move, and it backfired after California revoked the registration of Uber’s 16 test vehicles after several had been spotted running red lights in the city.

Blocked from using the vehicles in California, Uber had a quick fix. It put the cars on a on flatbed truck and transported them across the border, to Arizona. Ducey could not have been happier. “Arizona welcomes Uber self-driving cars with open arms and wide open roads,” he wrote in a statement at the time. “While California puts the brakes on innovation and change with more bureaucracy and more regulation, Arizona is paving the way for new technology and new businesses.”

Why for one is a governor have so much reckless regard to the letter of the law in regards to emailing as as public official and completely bending over backwards to a company where rules are not relevant to society?

These stories make you wonder whose going to crash first? (no pun intended!)

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