Self-driving Uber vehicle strikes and kills pedestrian
In what is thought to be the first event of its kind, an Uber self-driving vehicle has struck and killed a pedestrian.
The accident happened in Tempe, Arizona when an Uber SUV struck a 49 year old women who was walking her bicycle across a street. The SUV was operating in fully autonomous mode at the time of the accident, but there was a human driver in the vehicle. Police are investigating and Uber has pledged their cooperation. In the meanwhile, Uber has pulled all of their self-driving vehicles off the road. Uber has been testing their fully autonomous vehicles in several cities, always with a human driver as a backup.
For more on the story, see the CNN article here.