• Uber's self-driving operator charged over fatal crash

    6 days ago - By BBC

    The safety driver of an Uber autonomous car is charged with negligent homicide.
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  • Authorities charge Uber backup driver involved in fatal self-driving crash

    Authorities charge Uber backup driver involved in fatal self-driving crash

    6 days ago - By The Next Web

    The backup safety driver that was behind the wheel of a self-driving Uber vehicle that crashed in 2018, killing a pedestrian, has been charged. Officials said on Tuesday that driver Rafaela Vasquez was charged with negligent homicide on August 27 over the crash in Tempe that killed 49-year-old Elain Herzberg, the Associated Press reports. It was the first pedestrian fatality involving a self-driving vehicle. The charge comes in light of allegations that Vasquez was distracted moments before the self-driving Uber she was monitoring struck Herzberg who was crossing the road. [Read: Another...
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  • Uber backup driver charged in fatal 2018 self-driving car crash

    Uber backup driver charged in fatal 2018 self-driving car crash

    6 days ago - By The Verge

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    The backup safety driver who was behind the wheel when one of Uber's self-driving cars struck and killed a pedestrian in 2018 has been charged with negligent homicide, the New York Times reports. Rafaela Vasquez, who investigators say was watching an episode of The Voice at the time of the crash, has pleaded not guilty.
    The crash, which happened on March 18th, 2018 and resulted in the death of Elaine Herzberg, is believed to be the first fatal collision involving a self-driving car. Investigators have said the car saw Herzberg, but did not automatically stop , and that...
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