Science and Technology : Woman killed by self-driving Uber car identified, as company suspends testing

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Tempe police chief says Uber "preliminarily...would likely not be at fault" for fatal crash


Devin Coldewey
TechCrunch

... Chief Sylvia Moir explained after viewing the car's own video of the event that "she came from the shadows right into the roadway," and that "it would have been difficult to avoid this collision in any kind of mode." ... but it's also possible that she moved out in front of the car faster than the car could reasonably be stopped.

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/tempe-police-chief-says-uber-014913616.html

The chief of police in Tempe, Arizona, where an Uber self-driving car just


 

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Video: The driver of the autonomous Uber was distracted before fatal crash


Matt Burns
TechCrunch



The Tempe, Arizona police department have released a video showing the moments before the fatal crash that involved Uber's self-driving car, the video includes the view of the street from the Uber and a view of minder behind the wheel of the autonomous Uber.

Warning: This video is disturbing

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/video-driver-autonomous-uber-distracted-005504917.html

The Tempe, Arizona police department have released a video showing the moments


 

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Toyota pauses self-driving car tests after Uber-related fatality

By Bill Hethcock – Staff Writer, Dallas Business Journal


... Japan-based Toyota (NYSE: TM), whose North American headquarters and affiliated Toyota Connected data science hub are in Plano, said it’s pausing testing because of the emotional toll it could take, and not because of actual potential safety issues.

https://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news/2018/03/21/toyota-pauses-self-driving-car-tests-after-uber.html?
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Uber has reportedly rescinded its job offer for the Amazon exec that was its potential product lead


Matthew Lynley
TechCrunch

... Current product VP Manik Gupta will be running the company's product operations in the mean time, according to the memo obtained by Recode. Ronen would have been a marquee hire for Uber, but as the company has gone through a myriad of blunders under Kalanick, in addition to one of its autonomous vehicles being involved in an accident with a pedestrian on Monday.

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/uber-reportedly-rescinded-job-offer-211854226.html

 

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