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Three experts who study the emerging technology concluded the video, which includes dashcam footage of the driver's reaction, indicates the vehicle's sensors should have spotted the pedestrian and that it should have initiated braking to avoid the crash that killed 49-year-old Elaine Herzberg on Sunday night.

In Arizona alone, more than 600 autonomous vehicles are being tested on public roads. She keeps looking down at something for several seconds in the moments before the crash.

Earlier this month, Ducey issued an executive order that will allow companies to operate autonomous vehicles without a person on board.

Uber's driverless cars require human intervention once every 13 miles, according to company documents obtained by The New York Times. According to the police, the auto, with one safety driver and operating in autonomous mode, did not slow down before impact.

A driverless Uber auto, which hit and killed a woman in the United States earlier this week, has put the safety of autonomous vehicles under the spotlight, and is prompting reflection in Taiwan as it pushes for smart vehicle development, with local stakeholders agreeing that the new form of transportation should be introduced under a more controlled environment. More than 20 states have already enacted autonomous vehicle legislation.

The video, taken from inside the Volvo XC90 sport utility vehicle that Uber has used for testing, shows the vehicle driving along a dark road when an image of a woman walking a bicycle across the road suddenly appears in the headlights.


Because of Sunday's fatality, Uber has temporarily halted its self-driving operations in all cities where it's been testing its vehicles, including Tempe, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, San Francisco and Toronto.

When Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi joined the company in August, he reportedly thought about shutting down its self-driving vehicle program, according to the Times. Hopefully, this isn't an inherent problem with self-driving technology and Uber discovers what went wrong. Uber has suspended all testing of its self-driving vehicles until the investigation is closed. After the Tempe crash, Gov. Doug Ducey, who lured the companies to the state with a promise of minimal regulation, warned against jumping to conclusions. "We continue to assist investigators in any way we can". One shows the outside view while other shows the car's interior.

"We're heartbroken by what happened this week, and our cars remain grounded", the Uber spokeswoman said. "Let's all work harder on having safe roads".

"Some employees expressed safety concerns to managers, according to the two people familiar with Uber's operations", the Times reported.

The NY Times also published a piece today which argues that, compared to competitors like Google, Uber's autonomous cars are not performing almost as well. After its strong California results, Waymo is now testing cars in Chandler, Arizona, a Phoenix suburb, with no safety drivers.


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