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NTSB Says Uber Self-Driving Car Didn't Recognize Pedestrian

Law360 (May 24, 2018, 4:30 PM EDT) -- The Uber Technologies Inc. self-driving car that fatally struck a woman in Arizona in March failed to identify her as a pedestrian and was not set up for emergency braking, according to a report released Thursday by the National Transportation Safety Board.

The agency’s preliminary report on the collision said that the car’s systems spotted 49-year-old Elaine Herzberg crossing the road 6 seconds before impact but failed to properly identify her, and that while the vehicle determined emergency braking was needed a little over a second...
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