Uber Suspends Self-driving Program After Pedestrian is Killed

Unfortunately this day had to come. It is certainly terrible news for all involved, most importantly the victim and her family.

Last night in Tempe, AZ a woman was struck and killed by an Uber self-driving vehicle. This is the first known fatality associated with a self-driving vehicle. There was a vehicle operator in the car at the time of the crash.

The Arizona Governor’s office is talking with law enforcement and The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is also investigating the accident.

Uber is temporarily halting all of their driverless vehicle programs.

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One Response to Uber Suspends Self-driving Program After Pedestrian is Killed

  1. Panda says:

    Does the car slow down when a street is loaded with parked cars? I do. Can the car see the top of someone’s head coming towards the road in between those parked cars? That’s why I slow down… so I can look for that. Can a computer react differently based on it’s experiences and known places where there are more pedestrians? Maybe.

    This will be outlawed by some governments within the next 5 years. The technology is possible, but the users won’t except it.

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