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Uber's Self-Driving Car Was Going 40mph, Didn't Slow - Page 2

The latest on the crash that killed pedestrian Elaine Herzberg
By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 20, 2018 5:21 AM CDT

  • Wired describes Sunday's weather as warm, light on wind, and with 20% humidity—nothing that should have mucked with the car's sensors, it observes. As for the video captured by the car, a rep for Tempe police who viewed the footage says "it will definitely assist in the investigation, without a doubt."
  • The Republic reports the portion of road where Herzberg was crossing has a large median and signs instructing people to refrain from crossing mid-block—though there's a brick path in the median there for people who do exactly that.
  • NPR looks at Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey's three-year push to woo self-driving car makers to his state, an effort that picked up steam in 2016 when Uber was forced to pull its cars from San Francisco until it secured the testing permits it needed. Arizona swept in as an alternative, and one that Wired points out requires no such permit and doesn't demand that specifics on the operations be shared with officials. The Republic reports Uber's Tempe self-driving workforce numbered about 300 as of November.
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