Autonomous auto kills pedestrian in America

20 March, 2018, 04:36 | Author: Marjorie Miles
  • Arizona pedestrian is killed by Uber self-driving car

The victim died in hospital following the incident in Tempe last night, 18 March 2018, when the Uber auto hit her while operating in autonomous mode, according to police. He wasn't impaired at the time of the accident, Tempe Police spokesman Sgt. Ronald Elcock said.

She died of her injuries at a hospital.

Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi tweeted out her condolences. No other details are available at this time, but Uber has immediately halted all its self-driving cars from public roads in Arizona and in the United States cities of San Francisco, Toronto, and Pittsburgh.

A female pedestrian has been struck and killed by a self-driving Uber vehicle in Arizona reveals ABC 15.

Uber said it was "fully co-operating" with the investigation.

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The National Transportation Safety Board was sending a small team of investigators to Arizona to gather information about the Uber crash.

Uber has suspended its self-driving auto program in the United States and Canada after a woman was struck and killed by an autonomous sport utility vehicle while crossing the street in Arizona.

As a result of the tragic accident, Uber has pulled all of its autonomous vehicles off the road as its investigates what went wrong and cooperates with local authorities.

Nonetheless, at least one prominent researcher is calling for the breakneck race to get self-driving cars on the road to come to a halt.

As with the fatal Tesla crash, the deadly Uber accident is likely to stoke concerns that the industry is moving too fast to deploy self-driving vehicles.

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Since January 2016, Ontario has allowed the testing of autonomous vehicles on provincial roads.

Google-owned Waymo for years has been testing self-driving cars, racing against smartphone-summoned ride star Uber.

An Uber auto drives through LaGuardia Airport in New York, March 15, 2017.

The auto, while operating sans driver, was not empty when the incident occurred.

In 2016, Tesla employee Joshua Brown was killed while operating an Autopilot auto for the company, but was behind the wheel.

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