Self-Driving Uber Causes One Death

Self-Driving Uber Causes One Death

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A 49-year-old woman was hit by a self-driving Uber on Sunday night in Temple, Arizona as she walked her bike across the street. The car was apart of the testing of Uber’s self-driving vehicles throughout the U.S. and Canada.

The car was going about 40 mph in a 35, and actually had someone in the car behind the wheel at the time. The car was in autonomous mode meaning it was driving on its own.

Uber has since, stopped testing on the self-driving vehicles, and are “fully cooperating” with local officials.

The investigation in ongoing.

Written by Clarke Jones