But Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao also has said technology and automobile companies need to allay public fears of self-driving vehicles, citing a poll showing that 78 per cent of people fear riding in autonomous vehicles.
The US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board said they were sending teams to Tempe. Between 1972 to 2011, the United States had lower declines in traffic deaths than 25 peer countries. John Thune (R-S.D.) in a statement obtained by Transport Topics.
The Uber vehiclewas operating in autonomous mode with a driver behind the wheel when it struck a pedestrian in the US city of Tempe, according to the ride sharing company. "Uber is assisting and this is still an active investigation", Liliana Duran, a Tempe police spokeswoman, said in an emailed statement.
The woman, identified as 49-year-old Elaine Herzberg later died from her injuries in hospital, police said.
It's believed to be the first time a pedestrian has been killed by an autonomous vehicle, and the debate about the ethics, safety, and legal culpability of the technology has already begun.
The crash late Sunday evening has drawn intense scrutiny by the national media. "Whenever you release a new technology there's a whole bunch of unanticipated situations", said Arun Sundararajan, a professor at New York University's business school. Companies such as GM's Cruise and Intel are also testing in the state.
He told police his car was in "autopilot", Tesla's semi-autonomous driver assist system.
"The promise of self-driving cars is that they can avoid fatalities, but this tragedy makes clear they have a long way to go", said David Friedman, director of cars and product safety policy at Consumer Union, the policy and advocacy division of Consumer Reports. "We're thinking of the victim's family as we work with local law enforcement to understand what happened", TweetedUber Ceo Dara Khosrowshahi on Monday.
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The Phoenix area is a fertile ground for experiments in the technology. The NSW plan won't be run by Uber. A GM spokesman declined to comment, and a representative from Waymo did not return multiple requests for comment to Bloomberg News. "That said, this is a wake up call to the entire AV industry and government to put a high priority on safety". Last week, a self-driving Uber crashed with another vehicle in Pittsburgh, local news reported. It's legal in Arizona for the cars to operate without human drivers, something only a handful of states currently allow.
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Muere al explotarle el celular mientras lo usaba
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Reducirán 1.000 cargos políticos en la función pública
Como servidores públicos nuestra única prioridad es trabajar para mejorar la vida de los ciudadanos", expresó el mandatario. Según informó el matutino, cada ministerio esta preparando un plan para hacer la reducción en su propio terreno.
El dólar subió cinco centavos y cerró a $ 19,90
El Banco Nación el tipo de cambio a $ 19,57 vendedor para la transferencia y el billete quedó sin variar en $ 19,8000 vendedor. El titular del Banco Nación declaró que lo hizo con una inyección "por cuenta" propia por US$ 38 millones.