Uber will not incur criminal liability for an accident with a drone that killed a pedestrian to death

Video recording of an accident does not accurately depict the moment of the collision, so it is impossible to determine for sure that the person

died as a result of the accident.The Arizona Attorney's Office sent the case back to Tempe police for further investigation and questioning of the driver, Rafaela Vasquez, who was driving the drone. An Uber spokesman declined to comment on the prosecutor's decision.

In 2018, the police planned to produceaccusations of Vazquez with manslaughter, however, there were no precedents in legal practice before, so the case caused a wide response in the society.

According to Vasquez, Helen Herzberg "appeared asout of the ground, ”and she could not see her. However, the police on the cameras found out that Vazquez, instead of tracking the road, was watching the “Voice” show on her smartphone.

After the accident, the company has completely suspended allunmanned vehicle tests. It was possible to resume the trip in July 2018 in Pittsburgh, but only in manual control mode. During this time, Uber drones, under the control of the pilot and another engineer who should always be in the cabin, updated the maps of the area.

Uber was able to fully resume testing of drones only in December 2018.