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Uber Expands Self-Driving Safety Report After NTSB Slams Culture

  • Agency cited ‘inadequate safety risk assessment procedures’
  • Crash believed to be first self-driving pedestrian fatality
Uber self-driving SUV after a March 18, 2018 collision in Tempe, Arizona. Tempe Police Department
Uber self-driving SUV after a March 18, 2018 collision in Tempe, Arizona. Tempe Police Department

Source: Tempe Police Department via AP Photo

Uber Technologies Inc. vowed to make public more safety information regarding its self-driving cars after the National Transportation Safety Board placed partial blame for a fatal 2018 crash on the company’s policies.

The company made the pledge in an update to its voluntary safety assessment, filed Friday with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. It marked the first major attempt by Uber to allay criticism of its autonomous driving program since the NTSB board reached its conclusions regarding a Tempe, Arizona, crash in 2018 believed to be the first fatal pedestrian accident involving a self-driving vehicle.