CEO says Waymo dedicated to safe self-driving technology

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LAS VEGAS (AP) -

The leader of Google's self-driving car spinoff Waymo says he is confident in the company's technology and its capability to interact with pedestrians.

Waymo CEO John Krafcik addressed a fatal collision involving a self-driving Uber car in Tempe, Arizona, during a question-and-answer session Saturday at the National Automobile Dealers Association convention in Las Vegas.

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Krafcik says the company is dedicated to "making this technology safe." 

Uber has suspended its testing as the investigation proceeds.

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A woman was walking her bicycle across a street when she was struck by the Volvo SUV that had a backup driver on board.

Police say the vehicle wasn't in self-driving mode during the testing and that a person was applying the brakes to stop the vehicle during the five test runs

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Waymo sued Uber almost a year ago, alleging Uber is building a fleet of self-driving cars with technology an engineer stole while working for Waymo.

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