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Uber self-driving car Jason Doiy / ALM

The autonomous vehicle industry has promoted its cars with a promise of increased safety— fewer drunken drivers, texting drivers and other human error that can end in crashes. But on Monday, a self-driving car from Uber Technologies Inc. became the first of its kind to fatally strike a pedestrian.

Caroline Spiezio

Caroline covers the intersection of tech and law for Corporate Counsel. She's based in San Francisco. Find her on Twitter @CarolineSpiezio.

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