Uber’s Self-driving Car kills Woman in Arizona

1 Min Read
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - MARCH 28: An Uber self-driving car drives down 5th Street on March 28, 2017 in San Francisco, California. Cars in Uber's self-driving cars are back on the roads after the program was temporarily halted following a crash in Tempe, Arizona on Friday. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

An autonomous car operated by Uber was involved in a car crash on Monday, killing a woman, Guardian reports.

The crash has been reported to be the first fatal accident involving a self-driving car and a pedestrian.

The woman had been walking with her bicycle outside the crosswalk when the car hit her.

The car had a driver behind the wheel, but was reportedly in autonomous mode when the accident occurred.

Uber soon released a statement on Twitter, writing:

Our hearts go out to the victim’s family. We’re fully cooperating with @TempePolice and local authorities as they investigate this incident.

Leave a comment

Share This Article
Explore with us! Email Updates
We respect your privacy.