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Feds: Uber self-driving SUV saw pedestrian, did not brake

The autonomous Uber SUV that struck and killed an Arizona pedestrian in March spotted the woman about six seconds before hitting her, but did not stop because the system used to automatically apply brakes in potentially dangerous situations had been disabled, according to federal investigators.

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Md. transportation agency backs self-driving car measure

ANNAPOLIS — The state’s Motor Vehicle Administration is advocating legislation that would transfer regulatory power of self-driving cars to the agency and the state police, saying the change may improve safety on Maryland roads and reduce human error. Motor Vehicle ...

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Uber to use self-driving cars in next few weeks

Uber passengers in Pittsburgh will be able to summon rides in self-driving cars with the touch of a smartphone button in the next several weeks. The high-tech ride-hailing company said Thursday that an unspecified number of autonomous Ford Fusions with ...

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Self-driving cars may cause suburban boost

Self-driving cars could end, or at least slow, a movement toward urban living and spur suburban and exurban development patterns. Wes Guckert, CEO of Baltimore County-based Traffic Group Inc., argues that new technology allowing cars to drive without human assistance ...

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