In March of 2018, a self-driving Uber struck and killed a homeless woman walking her bicycle across an isolated road in Tempe, AZ. The collision rocked the self-driving world, but remains its only fatality.
One key factor remained, would there be criminal liability for the safety driver, the woman responsible for supervising the self-driving system and taking control if it makes a mistake?
She was charged because her job was to operate a prototype vehicle known to need interventions, yet, as police allege, she was instead watching the streaming show “The Voice” on her phone, rarely looking at the road.
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