Plenty of blame for pedestrian fatality involving experimental autonomous vehicle

The system relied upon the operator in the vehicle to intervene, but she was not watching the road. “The operator redirected her gaze to the road ahead about 1 second before impact. ADS data show that the operator began steering left 0.02 seconds before striking the pedestrian, at a speed of 39 m.p.h.” NTSB attributed some of the blame for the accident to the victim. “The pedestrian’s unsafe behavior in crossing the street in front of the approaching vehicle at night and at a location without a crosswalk violated Arizona statutes and was possibly due to diminished perception and judgment resulting from drug use…