US investigators say Uber self-driving cars have safety flaws after ‘”fatal crash” | Smart Highways Magazine: Industry News

US investigators say Uber self-driving cars have safety flaws after ‘”fatal crash”

Share this story...Tweet about this on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on FacebookShare on Google+Email this to someonePrint this pageBuffer this pagePin on PinterestShare on StumbleUponShare on Tumblr

An Uber self-driving test vehicle that hit and killed a woman in 2018, reportedly had software problems, according to US safety investigators. 

The US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) said it found that the car failed to identify her properly as a pedestrian.

BBC News reports the findings have raised a series of safety issues but have not determine the probable cause of the accident. The findings may also reportedly be used to help shape recommendations for the developing autonomous driving industry.

The crash occurred in March 2018, and involved a Volvo XC90 that Uber had been using to test its self-driving technology. Elaine Herzberg, 49, was hit by the car as she was crossing a road in Tempe, Arizona.

According to BBC News the report also said there were 37 crashes of Uber vehicles in self-driving mode between September 2016 and March 2018.

In a statement, Uber said: “We deeply value the thoroughness of the NTSB’s investigation into the crash and look forward to reviewing their recommendations”.

 
Comments

No comments yet.