Investigators conclude self-driving Uber in fatal crash had multiple software issues
US safety investigators have concluded that a self-driving Uber involved in a fatal crash had a series of software issues.
Uber had been testing its self-driving software in a Volvo XC90 when it hit pedestrian Elaine Herzberg as she crossed a road in Tempe, Arizona.
Ms Herzberg was crossing a dimly-lit road with her bicycle when Uber’s vehicle hit and killed her in March 2018.
Investigators from the National Transport Safety Board (NTSB) found Uber’s software failed to correctly identify the bicycle as an imminent collision until it was too late.
“The system design did not include a consideration for jaywalking