In this March 20 photo provided by the US National Transportation Safety Board, investigators examine a driverless Uber SUV that fatally struck a woman in Tempe, Arizona. Photo: National Transportation Safety Board via AP

Uber disabled emergency braking in self-driving car that struck a woman in Arizona

The Volvo XC90 is typically equipped with automatic emergency braking systems designed to prevent frontal crashes, but Uber said emergency braking manoeuvres were not enabled while the vehicle was under computer control

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In this March 20 photo provided by the US National Transportation Safety Board, investigators examine a driverless Uber SUV that fatally struck a woman in Tempe, Arizona. Photo: National Transportation Safety Board via AP
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