View Full Version : A Self-Driving Uber Car Just Hit And Killed a Pedestrian

03-19-2018, 06:18 PM
Uber Technologies Inc. has halted autonomous vehicle tests after one of its cars struck and killed a woman in Tempe, Arizona, in what is likely the first pedestrian fatality involving the technology.

The 49-year-old woman, Elaine Herzberg, was crossing the road outside of a crosswalk when the Uber vehicle operating in autonomous mode under the supervision of a human safety driver struck her, according to the Tempe Police Department.

After the incident, which happened at 10 pm local time on Sunday, she was transferred to a nearby hospital, where she died from her injuries.

"Uber is assisting and this is still an active investigation," Liliana Duran, a Tempe police spokeswoman, said in an emailed statement.

A Self-Driving Uber Car Just Hit And Killed a Pedestrian (ARTICLE LINK) (https://www.sciencealert.com/uber-s-self-driving-car-just-hit-and-killed-a-pedestrian)

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Jimmy W
03-19-2018, 06:21 PM
Skip beat you. http://forum.woodenboat.com/showthread.php?236295-Self-driving-Uber-car-involved-in-deadly-crash

03-19-2018, 07:49 PM
Dang! Must have been on the second page.

Closing this one.