Uber’s Ghost in the Self-Driving Machine

A report into the fatal Arizona crash shows its system was far from genuinely autonomous

Bloomberg Opinion
May 25, 2018 · 4 min read
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Can a system that’s so dependent on human intervention be considered autonomous? Photo: Angelo Merendino/AFP/Getty Images

By David Fickling

What is an autonomous car — and more to the point, has Uber Technologies Inc. been operating them at all?

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