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A test driver was behind the wheel of a self-driving Uber vehicle when it struck and killed a woman in Tempe, Arizona on Sunday night.  Autonomous car companies have test drivers on board so they can take over in case of emergencies.  But that safeguard wasn’t enough to prevent the death 49-year-old Elaine Herzberg. Tempe police say Herzberg was walking her bicycle across a street when Uber’s Volvo XC90 SUV hit her.

Source: CNN Technology News

Date: March 27th, 2018

Link: http://money.cnn.com/2018/03/21/technology/uber-test-driver-duties/index.html

Discussion

1) What other technology developments need a human to possibly step in and intervene for the computer?

2) At what point does it make sense to let self-driving vehicles self-drive without a human to step in?

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