Waymo Self-Driving Vehicle Would Have Avoided Pedestrian Killed by Uber Car, CEO Says
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Waymo Self-Driving Vehicle Would Have Avoided Pedestrian Killed by Uber Car, CEO Says

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.

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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.

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For more, read the article in Forbes.

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