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Uber Self Driving Taxi Kills Pedestrian In A Road Accident In USA

An autonomous Volvo XC90 belonging to Uber hit a pedestrian in Arizona resulting in her death.

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An autonomous Uber SUV hit a pedestrian in Arizona, resulting in her death

Highlights

  • The car involved in the accident was an autonomous Volvo XC90
  • Uber CEO tweeted his condolences to the victim's family
  • This could be the first instance of death an autonomous car accident

A self-driving Uber car hit a pedestrian in Tempe, Arizona in USA which has resulted in the person dying after succumbing to her injuries at a local hospital. This could be the first incident of an autonomous car collision, which caused the death of a person. An autonomous Volvo XC90 hit a female pedestrian at a crosswalk near Mill Avenue and Curry road. The exact circumstances of the crash are not known yet. According to a report in the New York Times, there was a safety driver behind the steering wheel of the Volvo XC90. As of now, Uber has paused all of its self-driving fleet off the roads across USA in cities such as San Francisco, Toronto, Pittsburgh and other cities.

Also Read: Uber Stops Testing Autonomous Cabs After Crash In Arizona, USA

The CEO of the company Dara Khosrowshi also tweeted his condolences to the family of the deceased. Last year, a self-driven Uber SUV, another Volvo XC90, was involved in a crash where the SUV stood on its side. Investigations by the police revealed that the other involved car did not yield and hence caused the crash. At that time, Uber, taking a precautionary measure pulled its autonomous fleet from the roads.

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Source: New York Times

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