A self-driving Uber car killed a pedestrian in Arizona. The chief of the Tempe Police, Sylvia Moir said that Uber is likely not responsible for the Sunday evening crash that killed 49-year-old pedestrian Elaine Herzberg. The chief of the Tempe Police has told that Uber is likely not responsible for the Sunday evening crash that killed 49-year-old pedestrian. But after reviewing the Uber dashcam footage, leaves many questions about the technology behind self-drive cars.
From viewing the videos, “it’s very clear it would have been difficult to avoid this collision in any kind of mode (autonomous or human-driven) based on how she came from the shadows right into the roadway,” Moir said.
This shows how important it is to wear reflective clothing independently of autonomous or human-driven cars, as well as using a crossing point when crossing a busy road.
This is the first non-driver death of the autonomous age and should be very careful not to blaming the victim or self-driving car. We expect a lot of information will be processed and a clearer picture of what exactly happened will be precedent in the near future.
We deeply regret to announce the death of the 49-year-old pedestrian. In 2016, 37 461 people died in traffic-related accidents in the United States, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and 1.3 million in the world according WHO.
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