Mar 6, 2019

Uber 'not liable' for self-driving death

Uber will not face criminal charges for a fatal crash involving one of its self-driving cars. The crash occurred in March 2018, and involved a Volvo XC90 that Uber had been using to test its self-driving technology. The Yavapai County Attorney's office recommended an expert analysis of the video, and that the Tempe police department collect further evidence on what the back-up driver would have seen on the road. The office did not explain its reasoning for finding Uber to be not criminally liable. Uber did not immediately respond to the BBC's request for comment. Uber subsequently pulled the plug on its autonomous car operation in Arizona, although the company has since resumed tests in Pennsylvania.

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