The law firm representing Herzberg's daughter and husband, whose names were not disclosed, said they would have no further comment on the matter as they considered it resolved.
Uber has suspended its testing in the wake of the incident. Such vehicles have been touted to eventually perform way better than human drivers, while also significantly reducing the number of motor vehicle deaths.
The fact that some experts have come out and stated that Uber's autonomous vehicle should've have been able to avoid the incident doesn't bode well for the company's tech, either.
The March 18 fatality near downtown Tempe also presents an unprecedented liability challenge because self-driving vehicles, which are still in the development stage, involve a complex system of hardware and software often made by outside suppliers.
Uber is among a number of technology and auto companies racing toward what some contend is an inevitable future in which vehicles drive themselves.
The governor's coziness with Uber might be viewed in a different light after a Tempe pedestrian was hit and killed 10 days ago by an Uber driverless vehicle. The Tempe police released a dash-cam video showing the moments before the accident took place.
Uber, the largest ride-sharing company in the world, has stated that it is slated to let the company's permit with the state of California to test self-driving vehicles on the state's public roads expire on Saturday, March 31, 2018.
Self-driving cars hold the promise of being more attentive and quicker to react than humans at the wheels, and would free people to use travel time more productively or pleasantly.
The emails show a top Ducey staffer was invited to use Uber offices for work while in San Francisco, but he didn't take the company up on the offer. NVIDIA's fleet is small in California. "So as we develop self-driving technology, safety is our primary concern every step of the way", Uber said in a statement. It also used seven cameras versus the Ford which has twenty.