Toyota has suspended testing of autonomous vehicles on public roads in the US, the first large car maker to take precautionary action after a pedestrian was killed in a collision with a self-driving Uber vehicle in Tempe, Arizona on Sunday night. Uber took its testing fleet off the road in North America on Monday after what is believed to be the first pedestrian fatality involving a robot car. But General Motors, one of the most active companies testing autonomous vehicles in the US, and rival Ford have said they will carry on their pilot programmes. Toyota’s move could put pressure on other companies operating autonomous vehicles, including Alphabet’s Waymo, Apple and Tesla, as well as dozens more car makers and tech start-ups that have rushed into the field in recent years. The Japanese company said the halt in testing on US roads was likely to be brief and was implemented to reassure test drivers.Testing in Japan and on closed tracks in the US would continue, the company said. "W...

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