Arizona woman, hit by Uber self-driving car, dies

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The ride-sharing company rolled out its first fleet of autonomous cars in 2016 [Aaron Josefczyk/Reuters]

Accident in Arizona marks self-driving vehicle’s first casualty, inciting suspension of program crosswise over US and Canada.

A lady kicked the bucket of her wounds in the wake of being struck by a Uber self-driving vehicle in Arizona, police say, inciting the ride-hailing organization to suspend ts self-governing vehicle program over the US and Canada.

Monday’s mischance in Tempe, Arizona, denoted the primary casualty from a self-driving vehicle, which are as yet being tried the world over, and could crash endeavors to quick track the presentation of the new innovation in the US.

At the season of the accident, which happened on the night amongst Sunday and Monday, the auto was in independent mode with a vehicle administrator in the driver’s seat, Tempe police said.

“The vehicle was voyaging northbound … at the point when a female strolling outside of the crosswalk crossed the street from west to east when she was struck by the Uber vehicle,” police said in an announcement.

A representative for Uber Technologies Inc said the organization was suspending its North American tests.

In a tweet, Uber communicated its sympathies and said the organization was completely coordinating with experts.

Source: Aljazeera