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Ina Fried Mar 20
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Uber crash could put brakes on self-driving cars

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Uber app. Photo: Pau Barrena / AFP via Getty Images

It's finally happened. A self-driving car has hit and killed a pedestrian, a scenario everyone in and out of the industry knew would eventually happen. Uber, which operated the car in question, has put on hold its self-driving car effort in three cities and the NTSB is investigating.

So now what? This leads to a multitude of questions that need answers — plus the warning that there are two big mistakes that we could make as a society in dealing with self-driving cars.