Dec 13, 2018

Uber told self-drive cars unsafe days before accident

EPA A leaked email from an employee warned Uber's bosses that its self-drive cars were involved in multiple crashes, only days before one killed a pedestrian. Robbie Miller, operations manager for Uber's self-driving trucks, wrote to the firm's top executives saying the cars were "Routinely in accidents". Uber suspended all its tests following the accident, which is still under investigation by the National Transportation Safety Board. In another, an accident was avoided only because a vehicle in the adjacent lane swerved to miss the Uber prototype, according to his email. The case was settled in February with Uber giving a stake of its company to Waymo and agreeing not to use its technology in its self-driving cars.

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