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Distracted Driver and Braking Error Cited in Autonomous ­ber Car's Fatal Crash


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Elaine Herzberg, victim

An image from a dashboard video showed the victim, Elaine Herzberg, just before she was struck by the Uber vehicle.

Credit: Tempe Police Department, via Associated Press

More than a second before a self-driving car operated by Uber struck and killed a pedestrian in March, the vehicle's computer system determined it needed to brake to avoid a crash.

From The New York Times
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