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Uber suspends self-driving car tests after first fatal pedestrian crash

Uber said it had suspended testing of its self-driving cars in Tempe, Pittsburgh, San Francisco and Toronto

Daisuke Wakabayashi | NYT 

A woman in Tempe, Ariz., has died after being hit by a self-driving car operated by Uber, in what appears to be the first known death of a pedestrian struck by an autonomous vehicle on a public road. The Uber vehicle was in autonomous mode with a human safety driver at the wheel when it struck the woman, who was crossing the street outside of a crosswalk, the Tempe police said in a statement. The episode happened on Sunday around 10 p.m. The woman was not publicly identified. Uber said it had suspended testing of its self-driving cars in Tempe, Pittsburgh, San Francisco and ...

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First Published: Tue, March 20 2018. 00:46 IST
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