"Bryant Walker Smith, an assistant law professor at the University of South Carolina, said, “Uber’s stock response to serious allegations of past issues includes the statement that ‘We have every confidence in the work that the team is doing to get us’ to safe deployment.”
In December, the technology site The Information published an internal Uber email, sent days before the Tempe fatality, that warned of too-frequent crashes and serious systems and personnel problems, and that was the company’s response.
"I don’t think ‘every confidence’ is appropriate. We need more circumspection and second-guessing,” Smith said. He said he was “glad that they actually asked for permission” from Pennsylvania transportation officials to resume on-road testing, since “earlier they suggested they might not.”"