Due to a pedestrian’s death in Tempe, Arizona Uber suspended their self-driving vehicle program in Tempe, Pittsburgh, San Francisco, and Toronto. The victim is a woman. She was taken to a local hospital where she passed away, according to NPR.
The woman was struck and killed even though there was a person in the autonomous vehicle in case there were any problems.
Uber has expressed their regrets, offered the victims family sincere condolences, and state they will cooperate with the investigation. A tweet posted by Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi reasserted the company’s position and added the news was incredibly sad.
National Transportation Safety Board told NPR they were sending a response team to Arizona where they will investigate.
This is an ongoing story and will be updated when further information is available.
By Cathy Milne
NPR: Uber Suspends Self-Driving Tests After Pedestrian Is Killed In Arizona
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