Uber Video Shows the Kind of Crash Self-Driving Cars Are Made to Avoid

Uber Video Shows Teh Kind Of Crash Self Driving Cars Are Made To Avoid

Source: Aarian Marshall
Affiliation: Wired

This article describes the video footage from an Uber-owned autonomous vehicle that hit and killed a pedestrian. From the video it is evidenced that the woman who was hit should not have been a difficult target for the vehicle to detect. This realization leads to two further questions: how did the vehicle's sensors or software not detect the woman, and how could the safety driver have been better trained to have stopped the vehicle in this situation?

Keywords: Computer Science , Self-Driving Cars , Tech Ethics