Uber was able to negotiate with the family of the deceased in an accident involving a selfdriving carMarch 30, 2018
The company Uber was able to avoid a trial in the case of a fatal accident involving an unmanned vehicle. According to Reuters, the company was able to negotiate with the relatives of the deceased 49-year-old Elaine Herzber and settle all the issues.
As the lawyer of the injured party Christina Perez Hesano stated, “the issue was settled”. Terms of the agreement are not called. In the Uber itself, comments were declined.
A Uber unmanned vehicle killed a female bicyclist in Arizona on March 18. The tragedy occurred in the city of Tempe near the pedestrian crossing. At the time of the accident, the machine moved off-line. This is the first recorded case of human death as a result of a collision of an unmanned vehicle.
According to police, there was a driver in the car. However, he did not manage to take control of himself. The official cause of the accident is not yet called. According to preliminary data, there is no fault with the drone in the accident. The Volvo car was moving autonomously at a speed of 61 km / h. The woman suddenly jumped on the road, as a result, the system simply did not have time to react to the danger.
In 2016, Uber launched in the test mode a service for online taxi call, controlled by an autopilot. To do this, the company uses Volvo cars equipped with an unmanned system. In addition, in the park Uber are Ford Fusion with a hybrid power plant.