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Uber whistleblower warned about safety

Five days before a driverless Uber vehicle struck and killed a pedestrian in Arizona, Robbie Miller, an operations manager in the company’s autonomous vehicle unit, sent an email to the department’s top executives warning them that the software was dangerous. The 890-word email raised concerns about the frequency of accidents, that near-misses were ignored or not properly investigated, and about backup drivers who lacked proper training and vetting. (The Information)

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