I, For One, Welcome Our Self-driving Overlords

The Corporate entity is not responsible, only the driver. Uber’s Self-Driving Car Killed Someone. Why Isn’t Uber Being Charged?

Uber’s test vehicle was driving 39 mph when it struck Herzberg. Uber’s sensors detected her six seconds before impact but determined that the object sensed was a false positive. Uber’s engineers tuned the software to be less sensitive to unidentified objects in order to achieve a smoother ride. Uber also disabled the vehicle’s factory-installed automatic emergency braking system, which likely would have prevented the accident, in order to accurately test the capability of its own automated driving system.

But Uber is not a defendant in this case.

Can’t stand in the path of techological innovation. Literally. Don’t stand there.

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