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Human Could Have Avoided Uber Driverless Crash

Posted on March 23, 2018
Photo via Wikimedia Commons user Diablanco

Photo via Wikimedia Commons user Diablanco

TEMPE, Ariz. --- The pedestrian killed March 18 by a self-driving Uber Technologies Inc. SUV had crossed at least one open lane of road before being hit, according to a video of the crash that raises new questions about autonomous-vehicle technology.


Forensic crash analysts who reviewed the video said a human driver could have responded more quickly to the situation, potentially saving the life of the victim, 49-year-old Elaine Herzberg. Other experts said Uber’s self-driving sensors should have detected the pedestrian as she walked a bicycle across the open road at 10 p.m., despite the dark conditions.

Bloomberg Technology article here

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Related Topics: Arizona operators, autonomous vehicles, deaths, driver behavior, driverless cars, fatalities, self-driving vehicles, TNCs, Uber

Comments ( 2 )
  • Doug

     | about 2 years ago

    In CA there is a $5 million requirement media reports said AZ was minimum liability. No doubt the victims daughter will seek maximum damages with the distracted driver evidence

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