30 Mar '18, 3am

Uber reaches a settlement with the family of the woman killed by self-driving Uber vehicle

Uber reaches a settlement with the family of the woman killed by self-driving Uber vehicle

Uber has reached a settlement with the family of the woman involved in the fatal accident with a self-driving Uber vehicle earlier this month, Reuters reports. In the incident, 49-year-old Elaine Herzberg died after being hit by an Uber self-driving vehicle while she was walking her bicycle across a street in Tempe, Arizona in the early hours of March 19. Lawyers representing Herzberg’s daughter and husband announced that “the matter has been resolved,” ending a potential legal battle that would have come about from starting. Terms of the settlement were not disclosed, and Uber declined to comment on the matter. Uber suspended its self-driving tests following the incident. While unrelated to the matter, Toyota was also reported to have temporarily suspended all evaluation with its self-driving vehicle division following the fatal crash, and chipmaker Nvidia Corp also suspe...

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