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Uber self-driving vehicle hits, kills pedestrian in Arizona

KTVL 10 News

Police in a Phoenix suburb say one of Uber’s self-driving vehicles has struck and killed a pedestrian.

Police in the city of Tempe said Monday that the vehicle was in autonomous mode with an operator behind the wheel when the woman walking outside of a crosswalk was hit. 

Sgt. Ronald Elcock says in an email that the accident happened overnight but did not say whether it occurred Sunday night or Monday morning.

The woman died of her injuries at a hospital and her name was not made public.

FILE – 2017 Volvo XC90, autonomous driving compatible base vehicle. (Volvo Car Corp. via MGN)

Uber has been testing the self-driving vehicles in Tempe and Phoenix for months.

Uber says on Twitter that it is “fully cooperating” with the investigation and expressed condolences to the family of the victim.

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4 Responses to Uber self-driving vehicle hits, kills pedestrian in Arizona

  1. Mark Schumacher in LV says:

    Probably the most dangerous type of death trap on the road today, not to mention the founder is a scum bag.

  2. Jolly Roger says:

    Well who’s going to jail for creaming the pedestrian?

    “….the vehicle was in autonomous mode with an operator behind the wheel…”
    So the technology AND the driver screwed up?

    “….when the woman walking outside of a crosswalk was hit…..”
    Blame the victim. She’s dead because she was outside of the crosswalk, and we’re all going to have to walk inside the painted lines so this Jew can sell his autonomous cars.

    • Jolly Roger says:

      If one of your stupid toy cars hits me you better hope I die, because if I survive I’ll ram your Yarmulke down your throat.

  3. Volthair says:

    Self walkers

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