PHOENIX — Uber is ending its operation of self-driving cars in Arizona more than two months after a woman was struck and killed by one of its vehicles.
The company notified about 300 workers Wednesday that their positions would be terminated.
Uber previously suspended operations of autonomous vehicles following the March 18 collision in which a 49-year-old woman was hit while crossing the street in the Phoenix suburb of Tempe.
The vehicle was in self-driving mode with a human backup driver at the wheel.
The ride-sharing service said in a prepared statement that it remains focused on a "top-to-bottom safety review" and will now focus more efforts on its engineering hubs in Pittsburgh and San Francisco.
The company says it will revive self-driving cars in Pittsburgh this summer.
Uber spokeswoman Stephanie Sedlak says the decision does not impact 550 other Arizona employees.
Tempe Police Vehicular Crimes Unit is actively investigating— Tempe Police (@TempePolice) March 21, 2018
the details of this incident that occurred on March 18th. We will provide updated information regarding the investigation once it is available. pic.twitter.com/2dVP72TziQ