Capitol Correspondence - 05.14.18

Self-Driving Vehicles: Update from Uber Test Self Driving Care Accident in April

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According to Axios:

“Uber has determined that the Arizona crash that resulted in a pedestrian fatality in March was likely because its self-driving car’s software was tuned not to react to certain road objects, according to a report from The Information.

Why it matters: This was the first known death caused by a self-driving car, and has raised questions about the safety of the technologies and whether companies need further regulatory guidance to ensure safety.”  

ANCOR has been following news about automated vehicles because of its interest in their potential in improving the independence of people with disabilities and our participation in the leading Coalition for Future Mobility, a multitude of interested organizations that support self-driving vehicles.