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In March 2018, there was a temporary pause to Uber's self-driving vehicle testing after the death of Elaine Herzberg by an Uber self-driving vehicle in Tempe, Arizona. [149] According to police, the woman was struck by the Uber vehicle while attempting to cross the street, while the Uber engineer in the vehicle was watching videos on her phone. [149] Uber pulled its self-driving cars off all public roads[150] and reached a settlement with the victim's family. [151] There was disagreement among local authorities as to whether or not the car or the victim was at fault. [152] In December 2018, after receiving local approval, Uber restarted testing of its self driving cars, only during daylight hours and at slower speeds, in Pittsburgh[153][154] and Toronto. [155] In March 2019, Uber was found not criminally liable by Yavapai County Attorney's Office for the death of Herzberg. [156] The company changed its approach to self-driving vehicles after Herzberg's death, inviting both Waymo and General Motors’ Cruise self-driving vehicle unit to operate vehicles on Uber’s ride-hailing network. [157] In February 2020, Uber regained the permit to test self-driving vehicles on public roads of California with backup drivers. The company is going to resume testing in San Francisco, where its main office is based. [158]