Uber employee indicted sitting at the wheel of a self-driving vehicle that waded a pedestrian crossing a roadway to death in 2018.
Uber escaped, driver not: Deadly road hazard indicted against the driver who was behind the wheel of a Volvo XC90 with a pilot self-propelled system that overthrew a pedestrian crossing the road in 2018. The 49-year-old woman died of her injuries while being transported to the hospital, making her the first deadly victim of the era of self-driving
Police then charged to the prosecution that a recording of the internal camera of the self-driving car built on the Volvo XC90 revealed that the driver was just looking at a musical talent scout on his cell phone at the moment of the accident. This was supported by other evidence gathered during the investigation phase, such as the traffic analysis provided by the streaming service provider. According to a police report, the accident could have been avoided if Vasquez had been watching the road.
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