Friday, 19 October, 2018

Self Driving Uber Kills Woman In Arizona

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Faye Gross | 21 March, 2018, 03:32

Rafaela Vasquez was at the wheel of the vehicle, which was in auto mode, when it struck Elaine Herzberg as she was walking a bicycle outside the crosswalk in Tempe at 10 p.m. on Sunday night. One previous death involving autonomous cars, a Tesla Model S owner killed in Florida in 2016 when his auto crashed on autopilot, was blamed on the driver's inattention, but investigators highlighted design flaws in the vehicle.

"We are aware that Uber is cooperating with local authorities in their investigation", Volvo said in a statement after the crash.

The female driver who was in control of a self-driving Uber when it hit and killed a homeless woman in Arizona is a convicted felon who claims the victim stepped out in front of his vehicle suddenly, giving him no time to try to avoid her.

Police said the woman, Elaine Herzberg, had not been using a pedestrian crossing. Cars in Uber's self-driving cars are back on the roads after the program was temporarily halted following a crash in Tempe, Arizona on Friday. "Ultimately the investigation will be submitted to the Maricopa County Attorney's Office for review and any potential charges". According to the driver, Rafaela Vasquez, "it was like a flash", when the pedestrian abruptly stepped out from a center median in front of the auto.

He said that impairment did not initially appear to be a factor for either Vasquez or Herzberg.

The union has been instrumental in the ongoing fight about proposed legislation making it easier to put self-driving cars on public roads.

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The National Transportation Safety Board and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration are looking into the accident.

Companies including Ford, General Motors, Tesla and Waymo are investing heavily in research to develop self-driving cars, which are often characterised as the future of the industry and hailed as a way to reduce traffic accidents.

A report from the US National Vehicle Crash Causation Survey revealed that "94% of all accidents in the US are caused by human error (i.e. drivers)".

If you're wondering where exactly in the city Uber as been testing its self driving cars, apparently all of it is happens near the University of Toronto's downtown campus.

"The safety of autonomous technology is not proven, and there are many unanswered questions about how "driverless" technology is supposed to operate", the Teamsters said.

Concerns over the safety of autonomous vehicles flared after a July 2016 fatality involving a Tesla Inc automobile with a partially autonomous system that required human supervision. Still, she could not yet rule out charges against the backup driver, or confirm what might happen if the vehicle itself were found to be at fault.

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