Pony.ai Recalls 3 Vehicles with Autonomous Software
March 10, 2022—AV startup Pony.ai on Tuesday agreed to recall some versions of its driving software due to a crash in California last October.
The recall "covers three vehicles that have been repaired," according to a report from Reuters. The company lost its driverless testing permit in the state last December as well as a result of the crash.
On Oct. 28, a Pony.ai vehicle operating autonomously in Fremont, Calif., hit a street sign in a median. No one was injured in the incident.
"Whether the vehicle is operated by a human driver or an automated driving system, the need to protect roadway users remains the same," NHTSA Deputy Administrator Steven Cliff said in a statement. "As this first recall of an automated driving system underscores, NHTSA will ensure that vehicle manufacturers and developers prioritize safety while they usher in the latest technologies."
Pony.ai is still able to test vehicles in the state as long as a safety driver is present.