A woman has been fatally struck by a self-driving Uber vehicle in Arizona, causing the ride-hailing company to suspend its autonomous vehicle program across the United States and Canada. The accident occurred in the Phoenix suburb of Tempe, and marked the first fatality from a self-driving vehicle, which are being tested around the globe. The Tempe Police stated that the vehicle was in autonomous mode with an operator behind the wheel at the time of the accident, which occurred overnight on Sunday local time. Continue reading for two more videos and information.
“The woman later died from her injuries in a hospital, police said. Local television footage of the scene showed a crumpled bike and a Volvo XC90 four-wheel drive with a smashed-in front. The US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and National Transportation Safety Board are sending investigative teams to probe the crash,” according to Yahoo News.