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Emergency Braking Was Disabled When Self-Driving Uber Killed Woman, Report Says

May 24, 2018View for printing

More than a second before a self-driving car operated by Uber struck and killed a pedestrian in March, the vehicle's computer system determined it needed to brake to avoid a crash. But a built-in emergency braking system had been disabled while the car was in autonomous mode to ensure a smoother ride, according to the preliminary report of federal regulators investigating the crash.

By Daisuke Wakabayashi

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/24/te ... gation.html
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