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Farrell meets self-driving auto reps

National Transportation Safety Board employees examine the Uber autonomous vehicle involved in a fatal crash. Photo: NTSB

In the wake of the death of a woman who was hit by a self-driving Uber vehicle in Arizona, San Francisco Mayor Mark Farrell held a meeting with city officials and representatives from companies operating autonomous vehicles. The purpose of the meeting was to educate city public safety experts about the state of technology and safety in self-driving vehicles.

“The safety of our residents will always be my top priority,” said Farrell. “Autonomous vehicles have the potential to change our streets, but first we must ensure that this technology is completely safe for everyone — our motorists, pedestrians, bicyclists and public transportation passengers.”

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