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

The video from the accident does not accurately reflect the moment of the collision, so it is impossible to establish exactly what a person

died as a result of the accident. Arizona prosecutors sent the case back to the Tempe city police for additional investigation and interrogation of driver Rafaela Vázquez, who was driving the drone. A Uber representative declined to comment on the decision of the prosecutor's office.

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.

Fully resume testing Uber drones failed in only in December 2018.