May 24, 2018

Uber car 'had six seconds to respond' in fatal crash

The sensors of a self-driving Uber car spotted a pedestrian pushing a bicycle across the road six seconds before killing her, according to a report. The car slowed slightly but failed to avoid Elaine Herzberg, 49, of Tempe, Arizona, or perform an emergency stop. Uber said it had worked very closely with the NTSB since the 19 March crash, believed to be the first fatal collision involving an autonomous vehicle. An Uber spokeswoman said it had started its own "Safety review" of its self-driving vehicles programme. The reflectors and lights on her bike were at right-angles to the Uber car's path.

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