It helps to read to the bottom of stories, to wit:

  "Kitazono was crossing a crosswalk in the athlete's village when an
  e-Palette made a right turn and struck him at a very slow speed, according
  to a report from Japanese news organization Asahi Shimbun. At the time,
  the vehicle was under manual control of an operator, who told police they
  'were aware that a person was there but thought (the person) would
  (realize that a bus was coming) and stop crossing the (street),' the Asahi

In other words, this was *driver* error, not an error by the e-Palette
self-driving system.

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