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Google and Intel distance themselves from Uber’s fatal accident

As time passes, the circumstantial evidence and public comments are painting a bad picture for Uber, in the wake of its fatal pedestrian collision. Rivals are turning the screw, with both Google’s Waymo and Intel’s Mobileye saying that their platforms would not have allowed this to happen. The fallout could set precedents for liability in this industry, before it has even launched a commercial product. Equipment vendors have already begun defending their own technology, and rivals are claiming that their approaches would have avoided the problem in the first place. As long as the industry can make this look like a problem with Uber alone, then it could collectively avoid harmful regulation. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is investigating,…

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