February 25, 2020 / 9:08 PM / a month ago

U.S. agency suspends self-driving shuttle EasyMile use in 10 U.S. states

WASHINGTON, Feb 25 (Reuters) - U.S. auto safety regulators said on Tuesday they had ordered a suspension of passenger operations for 16 autonomous shuttles operated by French-based EasyMile after a passenger was injured in an unexplained braking incident.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said operations will be suspended in 10 U.S. states including Utah, Texas, Florida, Ohio, California and Virginia pending an examination of “safety issues related to both vehicle technology and operations.”

NHTSA added it “will continue to work with all affected parties, including EasyMile and local authorities, to evaluate potential future vehicle operations, consistent with applicable legal requirements and public safety.” EasyMile did not immediately comment. (Reporting by David Shepardson Editing by Chris Reese)

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