Self-Driving Uber Car Kills First Pedestrian

Posted on March 19, 2018

Photo via Wikimedia user Dllu

Photo via Wikimedia user Dllu

A woman in Tempe, Ariz., died after being hit by a self-driving car operated by Uber, in what appears to be the first known death of a pedestrian struck by an autonomous vehicle on public roads.

The Uber vehicle was in autonomous mode with a human safety driver at the wheel when it struck the woman, who was crossing the street outside of a crosswalk, the Tempe police said in a statement. The episode occurred overnight, although the authorities did not specify whether it was late Sunday or early Monday. The woman was not publicly identified.

New York Times article here

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Comments ( 3 )
  • Clift

     | about 3 years ago

    Look both ways and north and South when crossing these dangerous streets!

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