Uber settles with family of pedestrian hit by its self-driving SUV
Cristina Perez Hesano, an attorney with Bellah Perez, said “the matter has been resolved,” while Uber declined to comment. The terms of the agreement are confidential.
Questions over liability in the case of a crash with a self-driving car have been asked ever since the technology became a realistic option. In this situation, it’s Uber’s technology, vehicle and test driver behind the wheel, but how this would go for a vehicle owned by a private citizen — or what may happen if the police find Uber’s car is at fault — is still unknown. After the crash Uber suspended its testing nationwide, the governor of Arizona pulled its permission for testing, and the company announced it would not renew its permit to test autonomous vehicles in California next month.