Uber and Facebook: We fear what we can't control

The world has now seen its first death by driverless car, in Tempe, Arizona, as a pedestrian was struck down by an Uber vehicle.

This is a big news story, even though about 40,000 Americans die from motor vehicle accidents each year.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 23, 2018, with the headline 'Uber and Facebook: We fear what we can't control'. Print Edition | Subscribe