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Waymo CEO confident in company's self-driving technology

Posted at 9:56 PM, Mar 24, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-25 22:50:35-04

The leader of Google's self-driving car spinoff Waymo says he is confident in the company's technology and its capability to interact with pedestrians.

Waymo CEO John Krafcik addressed a fatal collision involving a self-driving Uber car in Tempe, Arizona, during a question-and-answer session Saturday at the National Automobile Dealers Association convention in Las Vegas. 

Krafcik says the company is dedicated to "making this technology safe." 

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Uber has suspended its testing as the investigation proceeds. 

A woman was walking her bicycle across a street when she was struck by the Volvo SUV that had a backup driver on board. 

Police say the vehicle wasn't in self-driving mode during the testing and that a person was applying the brakes to stop the vehicle during the five test runs

Waymo sued Uber almost a year ago, alleging Uber is building a fleet of self-driving cars with technology an engineer stole while working for Waymo.