Mar 25, 2017

Uber self-driving car involved in crash in Arizona

One of Uber's self-driving cars was hit by another car and rolled onto its side in Tempe, Arizona, according to local news reports. While there was a safety driver in Uber's self-driving car, it's unclear whether the vehicle was driving itself in that moment. There were no injuries according to authorities.

And Uber spokesperson told Axios that the company is aware of the accident and will provide updates when it has more information.

Why it matters: While it appears the accident was caused by the other driver, the accident will raise questions if it is found that the software was controlling the car at the time, including why it couldn't avoid the collision. Uber has been working to avoid regulation for its self-driving cars, though in Arizona, it had a heavy hand in shaping the state's legislation on self-driving car testing.

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The big picture: Floyd's death in Minneapolis police custody is the latest reminder of the disparities between black and white communities in the U.S. and comes as African Americans grapple with higher death rates from the coronavirus and higher unemployment from trying to stem its spread.

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Major U.S. cities have implemented curfews and called on National Guard to mobilize as thousands of demonstrators gather across the nation to continue protesting the death of George Floyd.

The state of play: Hundreds have already been arrested as tensions continue to rise between protesters and local governments. Protesters are setting police cars on fire as freeways remain blocked and windows are shattered, per the Washington Post. Law enforcement officials are using tear gas and rubber bullets to try to disperse crowds and send protesters home.

Trump to invite Russia and other non-member G7 countries to summit

President Trump at Cape Canaveral, Florida, on Saturday. Photo: Saul Martinez/Getty Images

President Trump told reporters on Saturday evening he would postpone the G7 summit to September and expand the meeting to more nations that are not members of the Group of 7.

Details: Trump said he would invite Russia, South Korea, Australia and India to the summit, according to a pool report. "I don’t feel that as a G7 it properly represents what’s going on in the world. It’s a very outdated group of countries," he said.