Uber safety driver charged over death of pedestrian

Uber safety driver charged over death of pedestrian

The backup Uber driver involved in the first self-driving vehicle fatality has been charged with negligent homicide. Rafaela Vasquez was charged on Aug. 27 in regards the 2018 crash in Tempe that killed 49-year-old Herzberg. She pleaded not guilty. This comes after the NTSB concluded Vasquez’s failure to monitor the road as she watched a TV show on her phone was the main cause of the crash.

Chris
Chris
Jon
Jon 3 days

"Your job is to monitor the robot and intervene if the robot might crash. We are legally required to have you behind the wheel because technically the robot has not yet been proven safe." - * promptly starts watching TV. * Yeah, I'd agree it's the human operator's fault.

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