Self-driving Uber car kills woman in WORLD FIRST

20 March, 2018, 04:40 | Author: Sherri Guerrero
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Uber started testing in Arizona in December 2016 after it was forced to shut down its self-driving auto program in San Francisco for failing to obtain the proper permit.

The pedestrian was crossing the road when she was struck by the self-driving uber.

Uber is assisting in the investigation, police said. The Maricopa County Attorney's Office will determine whether charges will be filed. The tests have been running since 2016 without major incident until now.

Autonomous vehicle technology promises to dramatically reduce collisions and improve street safety in time. He said the driver was not impaired when the auto, a Volvo, hit the woman, who had stepped out of the crosswalk mid-block.

The federal government has voluntary guidelines for companies that want to test autonomous vehicles, leaving much of the regulation up to states.

Uber has self-driving cars in Phoenix, Pittsburgh, San Francisco and Toronto.

Self-driving Volvos were moved from California to Arizona after the California Department of Motor Vehicles barred Uber from testing on public roadways. We're fully cooperating with @TempePolice and local authorities as they investigate this incident.

"Our hearts go out to the victim's family", said a Twitter statement from the ride-sharing company.

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The National Transportation Safety Board has requested an investigation into the accident. The self-driving industry has found quicker success with highway driving, which is a less complicated environment.

Uber began testing self-driving cars in Tempe in February 2017.

Arizona is a hotbed of self-driving auto development.

This is not the fist time that the tech company has had to suspend its driverless vehicle operations in Arizona.

The auditor's report found that more than half of United Kingdom consumers would feel more comfortable being a passenger in a driverless vehicle if it was operated by a trusted brand, with consumers having more faith in traditional auto manufacturers as opposed to tech companies.

Arizona has little inclement weather. There was a person, a "human safety driver", in the driver's seat of the vehicle.

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