The Automaton Age

The hubris of the techie types.

An Uber self-driving car hit and killed a woman in Tempe, Ariz., a tragic milestone that could lead to a major setback in the otherwise feverish development of driverless transportation.

The death of Elaine Herzberg, 49, who was crossing a street outside the marked crosswalk, appears to be the first time a self-driving car has been involved in the fatality of a person not inside the vehicle.

Seen in the comments on Yahoo: “Just wait until one of those driverless 18 wheelers flattens a few kids on their way to school.”

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6:47 am on March 20, 2018