Painful lessons from Uber's self-driving vehicle accident

Painful lessons from Uber's self-driving vehicle accident

Details of the settlement were not disclosed.

Although Reuters reported that a settlement had occurred, when reached this morning, Perez-Hesano told Phoenix New Times that, "the daughter and the husband of the late Ms. Herzberg have no further comments on this matter as it has been resolved".

Other footage showed the human driver who was behind the wheel Rafaela Vasquez mostly looking down and not at the road in the seconds before the accident

The collision between Uber's autonomous Volvo and Herzberg took place in Tempe, Arizona, on March 18. Uber has suspended its testing in the wake of the accident. Such vehicles have been touted to eventually perform way better than human drivers, while also significantly reducing the number of motor vehicle deaths. The company said in a statement that it decided not to reapply for the California permit "with the understanding that our self-driving vehicles would not operate in the state in the immediate future". The cars are still at the development stage and involve a complicated system of hardware and software, which are often manufactured by suppliers outside partnership. She later died in hospital, becoming the first person to be killed by an autonomous vehicle. In a remarkable statement, given that Uber's auto ran down and killed a pedestrian at night, the president of the company that builds Uber's LIDAR sensors, Marta Hall of Velodyne, told Reuters: "If you're going to avoid pedestrians, you're going to need to have a side LIDAR to see those pedestrians and avoid them, especially at night".

Herzberg was pushing a bicycle while walking across a four-lane road outside a crosswalk when she was struck.

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The Uber crash is being investigated by Tempe police, as well as the National Transportation Safety Board and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This image made from video Sunday, March 18, 2018, of a mounted camera provided by the Tempe Police Department shows an interior view moments before an Uber SUV hit a woman in Tempe, Ariz.

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Other footage showed that in the seconds before the accident, the human driver who was behind the wheel was mostly looking down and not at the road.

Nvidia's chief executive, Jensen Huang, said Uber does not use the chipmaker's self-driving platform architecture. "Since launching in Texas, we have introduced Freight to all states in the continental U.S. We believe it will continue to grow as we use our network and technology to transform the trucking industry". "Uber develops its own sensing and drive technology", said Huang in response to a question thrown at him during the final day of Nvidia's GPU conference in San Jose, California.

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The comments stand in contrast to high-profile accidents in industries such as aviation, where competitors nearly never comment publicly about each other during investigations.

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