Uber in a deadly crash had security holes

According to US safety investigators, an Uber self-driving vehicle that hit and killed a woman in 2018 had software problems

Ellen Herzberg, 49, was hit by a car while crossing the road in Tempe, Arizona.

The US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) found that the vehicle failed to identify itself as a pedestrian.

The detailed findings raised a series of safety issues but did not specify the possible cause of the accident.

The Safety Council is expected to achieve this conclusion when it meets on 19 November.

The findings, published on Tuesday, could also be used to help formulate recommendations for the developing autonomous leadership industry. The Gaza Strip was severely scrutinized following the incident.

The fatal accident occurred in March 2018, involving the Volvo XC90 used by Uber to test self-driving technology.

Immediately before the crash, Ms. Herzberg was walking on a bicycle through a badly lit stretch along a multi-lane road.


According to NTSB, the Uber test vehicle failed to correctly identify the bike as an impending collision even before the collision.

By then, it was too late for the car to avoid the accident.

“The design of the system did not include consideration for pedestrians,” NTSB said.

The report also said there were 37 Uber car accidents in self-driving mode between September 2016 and March 2018.

In a statement, Uber said: “We fully appreciate the accuracy of the NTSB investigation into the accident and look forward to reviewing their recommendations.”

Earlier this year, the prosecution ruled that the company is not criminally responsible for the death of Ms. Herzberg.

However, the driver of the backup vehicle still faces criminal charges.

Dash-cam footage released by police after the accident appears to show the driver of the spare car, Rafaela Vazquez, lifting her eyes off the road moments before the accident.

Other records from the Hulu Broadcasting Service indicated that Ms. Vázquez was broadcasting a TV talent show on the phone at the time of the crash.

Following the incident, authorities in Arizona suspended Uber’s ability to test self-driving cars on state roads.

The company later pulled the plug for the independent car operation in Arizona, although the company later resumed tests in Pennsylvania