This file photo provided by the Tempe Police Department shows an Uber SUV after hitting a woman on March 18, 2018, in Tempe, Ariz. (Tempe Police Department via AP, File)
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Nearly eight months after one of its autonomous test vehicles hit and killed an Arizona pedestrian, Uber wants to resume testing on public roads.Among the other precautions Uber will take are keeping the autonomous vehicle system engaged at all times and activating the Volvo's automatic emergency braking system as a backup.Uber said that new autonomous vehicle guidelines from Pennsylvania prohibit testing of autonomous vehicles without human backups.Herzberg's death was the first involving a fully autonomous vehicle, raising questions about the safety of computer-controlled cars being built by Uber and dozens of other companies, including Google spin-off Waymo.They'll also be monitored by a camera in real time to ensure they're paying attention, Zych said. The company, he said, did a lot of work to make sure the Volvo braking system could operate at the same time as the Uber self-driving system.Although Uber has announced a partnership with Toyota to develop autonomous vehicles, only Uber's system would be active in Pittsburgh, Zych said.
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