A self-driving experimental vehicle from Uber has fatally hit a woman in Tempe, Arizona. The victim had crossed the street with her bicycle outside of a crosswalk and was hit by one of Uber’s self-driving vehicles which was operating in autonomous mode with a safety driver behind the steering wheel. The accident happened in the night from Sunday to Monday.
It is the first fatal accident involving a self-driving car. Uber has stopped all tests of its over 100 autonomous vehicles. The company is fully cooperating with the authorities to figure out the cause of the fatal accident.
Here is a news report:
This article has also been published in German.