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Uber settles with driverless crash victim’s family

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Uber has reached a settlement with the family of the woman killed when she was hit by one of its driverless cars on test in Arizona last month.

Public Radio station website KACU reports that an attorney for the victim’s family, Christina Perez Hesano, confirmed the settlement but provided few details, but quoting her as saying “The matter has been resolved,” and that the settlement was between Uber and the daughter and husband of 49 year old Elaine Herzberg.

Herzberg was walking a bicycle across a darkened road when she was hit by the vehicle under test – it’s widely believed to be the first death involving a pedestrian struck by a self-driving vehicle.

Uber has halted testing while it works with the police and federal officials to learn more about the crash.

(Picture credit – ABC 15 Tempe)

 
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