Arizonans Rethink Self-Driving Experiment After Uber Crash

Arizonans Rethink Self-Driving Experiment After Uber Crash

AgeLab Research Scientist Bryan Reimer spoke with the Wall Street Journal about the recent accident involving a self-driving car in Tempe, Arizona:

After the fatal crash a week ago in which an Uber test car in autonomous mode struck and killed a pedestrian, community leaders are grappling with tough questions about technology that many still see as exciting and promising, but also potentially dangerous.

“It’s very clear here that the local authorities here in Arizona and, perhaps otherwise, are not yet equipped with the tools necessary to understand how to deal with situations involving complex technological systems on the nation’s roads and the policies to do so are necessary immediately,” said Bryan Reimer, a researcher at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s AgeLab, whose work involves driver safety and automated technology.

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