Self-Driving Uber Kills Woman Crossing the Street During Test of Self-Driving Car

Tempe, Arizona: A self-driving Uber struck and killed a woman crossing the street.  According to reports, a vehicle operator was inside the car at the time of the accident, but the car was in autonomous mode, and he was unable to disengage it in time.

A self-driving Uber struck and killed a woman crossing the street in Tempe, Arizona, Sunday night, CNBC reports.

Uber was testing self-driving cars in Tempe, San Francisco, Phoenix, and Toronto. As of Monday, however, all testing has been stopped after a pedestrian was fatally struck by a self-driving Uber test vehicle while crossing the street. The investigation is ongoing.

According to reports, a vehicle operator was inside the car during the time of the accident, but there were no passengers. The operator was not badly injured.

Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi said in a statement on Twitter, “Some incredibly sad news out of Arizona. We’re thinking of the victim’s family as we work with local law enforcement to understand what happened.”

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The video shows the driver was not even looking at the road until they very last seconds before running down the victim. The ‘driver’ might have even had a Felony background. And where was the background check, here, Uber?