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Technology

Report: Driver in autonomous Uber car streaming ‘The Voice’ just before crash

Analysis of video taken from the vehicle shows the backup driver looked downward 204 times in the 11.8 miles traveled before the crash. While the SUV was in motion, she averted her eyes away from the roadway nearly a third of the time, according to the report.