Carnegie Mellon University

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June 01, 2018

Rajkumar analyzes causes of fatal Uber accident in Arizona

As investigators continue to unravel the details behind the Uber accident in Arizona which left one dead, Raj Rajkumar spoke with The Wall Street Journal about what exactly went wrong in those crucial seconds after the vehicle detected the pedestrian. “Uber’s software designers punted the final action to the operator; except that no alert was generated,” says Rajkumar. In addition to providing the driver with no notification of the approaching obstacle, the Volvo’s standard automatic emergency breaking had been disabled. Read the article here.