In what may be the first autonomous vehicle death, a self-driving Uber car has hit and killed a pedestrian in Arizona.
The crash occurred early Monday morning in Tempe, Arizona. A woman was walking outside the crosswalk when she was hit by the car. She was taken to the hospital and later died from her injuries.
The vehicle was in autonomous mode, with a safety driver behind the wheel at the time of the accident. This is believed to have been the first time a pedestrian has been killed by an autonomous vehicle.
In response to the incident, Uber has pulled all of its self-driving cars off the roads.
A spokesperson said: “Our hearts go out to the victim’s family. We are fully cooperating with local authorities in their investigation of this incident.”