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Fatal Self-Driving Uber Crash Prompts Call for Tighter Oversight

  • NTSB says poor safety culture at Uber contributed to death
  • Agency closes first probe of a deadly autonomous car crash
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The National Transportation Safety Board concluded its first investigation of a fatal crash involving an autonomous test vehicle by issuing several recommendations aimed at tightening the limited oversight of companies that test self-driving cars on public roads.

Among other things, the board called for developers of autonomous vehicles to be required to assess their safety procedures and not test cars on the road until regulators sign off on the document.