Uber has settled with family of pedestrian that was hit by its self-driving SUV

Uber has settled with family of pedestrian that was hit by its self-driving SUV

While Tempe Police are still investigating the fatal crash where Uber’s autonomous SUV struck and killed a pedestrian, the ride-hailing company has one aspect of the case resolved. Reuters reports that Uber has agreement to a settled with the family of Elaine Herzberg, avoiding a civil trial in the first known incident where someone has died after being struck by a self-driving car.

Cristina Perez Hesano, an attorney with Bellah Perez, said “the matter has been resolved.” Uber declined to commend and the terms of the agreement were not made public.

At this time, questions over the liability of the crash with a self-driving car are still being asked. Uber’s technology, vehicle and test driver behind the wheel were all involved but the question remains how the vehicle managed to hit the pedestrian who later died at the hospital due to injuries sustained in the crash. Uber has suspended its testing nationwide, and the governor of Arizona has also pulled Uber’s permissions for testing in the state.

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