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Inside Uber before its self-driving car killed a pedestrian: Sources describe infighting, ‘perverse’ incentives, and questionable decisions

At 9:58 p.m. on a nearly moonless Sunday night, 49-year-old Elaine Herzberg stepped into a busy section of Mill Road in Tempe, Arizona, pushing her pink bicycle. A few seconds later, one of Uber’s self-driving Volvo SUVs ran into her at 39 MPH and killed her.

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