New board will scrutinize Uber’s self-driving development

A new group will keep tabs on safety developments in Uber’s self-driving vehicle division.

The company has formed an independent board composed of six outsiders. It’s charged with reviewing and advising executives in the company’s advanced-technology division on best practices for testing and deploying self-driving technology on Uber’s platform.

Formation of the outside Self-Driving Safety and Responsibility Board was a recommendation from an external review that Uber commissioned in the wake of a deadly crash in March 2018, in which a self-driving test vehicle struck and killed a pedestrian.