Uber sets safety review; media report says software cited in fatal crash

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(Reuters) – Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] on Monday said it has retained a former top U.S. transportation official to advise it on safety after a fatal self-driving crash in March, but it declined to comment on a technology website’s report that a software flaw was responsible for the accident.

The Uber logo is displayed on a screen during the Women In The World Summit in New York City, U.S., April 12, 2018. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

The Information reported on Monday that Uber has determined the likely cause of the collision in March that killed a pedestrian was a problem with the software that decides how a self-driving car should react to objects it detects. The outlet said the car’s sensors detected a pedestrian but the software decided the car did not need to react right away.

“We can’t comment on the specifics of the incident,” Uber said regarding the report, citing an ongoing investigation by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB).

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