More questions about that deadly Uber crash in Arizona

Backup driver in Uber self-driving car fatal collision was convicted armed robber

Unlike California, where Uber had been testing since spring of 2017, Arizona state officials had taken a hands-off approach to autonomous vehicles and did not require companies to disclose how their cars were performing.

The cars were having trouble driving through construction zones and next to tall vehicles, like big rigs.

Video taken from onboard cameras in a fatal self-driving auto crash in Arizona Sunday night shows the operator did not have her eyes on the road and the pedestrian was visible for at least a second.

"The stage is now set for what will essentially be beta-testing on public roads with families as unwitting crash test dummies", the letter said.

"The car's LiDAR (light ranging and detection laser system) should have picked the pedestrian up far before it hit her", says Raj Rajkumar, who leads the autonomous vehicle research team at Carnegie Mellon University.

"As of March, Uber was struggling to meet its target of 13 miles per "intervention" in Arizona, according to 100 pages of company documents obtained by The New York Times and two people familiar with the company's operations in the Phoenix area but not permitted to speak publicly about it".

But Uber's autonomous cars are not operating almost as well as those of its competitors.

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Ting's vehicle is now undergoing further examination in a closed area in the city's Beitou-Shilin Technology Park, where variables not included in the Xinyi Road test are introduced this time to see, for instance, how the auto responds to traffic lights.

Authorities investigating a deadly self-driving vehicle crash in suburban Phoenix have released video of the Uber SUV striking a pedestrian as she walked her bicycle across a darkened street. Second, it appears to me the back-up driver was clearly distracted and not paying attention to the road.

The video is likely to be a key part of investigations of Uber's self-driving vehicle technology and whether it was ready for testing on public roads. Uber has suspended all testing of its self-driving vehicles until the investigation is closed.

Lee Chao-hsien (李昭賢), a specialist of the Transport Ministry's Department of Railways and Highways, told CNA that the Uber accident highlights the importance of emergency preparedness. Hopefully, this isn't an inherent problem with self-driving technology and Uber discovers what went wrong. Most of those vehicles need one, or often more, people in the auto to make sure everything is running smoothly.

Are driverless cars safe?

In California, the drivers must have completed a test driver training program by the company they work for, not have any at-fault collisions resulting in injury or death on their driving record and be clean of any citations for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs in the past decade. But he changed his mind.

The crash, which occurred Sunday night, was a major setback for Uber, which has been trying to improve its image since Khosrowshahi replaced Travis Kalanick as the company's chief executive in a messy transfer of power in August. We will provide updated information regarding the investigation once it is available.

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