The head of Google spinoff Waymo said the March 18 collision that killed a pedestrian in Tempe, Ariz., might not have happened if it had been a Waymo autonomous vehicle instead of an Uber car.
At the recent National Automobile Dealers Association conference in Las Vegas, Waymo CEO John Krafcik told Forbes: “We’re very confident that our car could have handled that situation.”
The Uber vehicle, a 2017 Volvo XC90, was in autonomous mode with a driver behind the wheel when it struck 49-year-old Elaine Herzberg, according to authorities. Herzberg was walking a bicycle across the road, outside of the crosswalk, when the accident occurred.
For more, read the article in Forbes.