Uber self-driving tests halt after Arizona pedestrian killed
Uber, transportation network company has halted self-driving tests across North America. On Monday early morning in Tempe, A woman was killed by one of its self-driving cars.
Dara Khosrowshahi, Uber CEO tweeted his condolences to the family of the victim.
Some incredibly sad news out of Arizona. We’re thinking of the victim’s family as we work with local law enforcement to understand what happened. https://t.co/cwTCVJjEuz
— dara khosrowshahi (@dkhos) March 19, 2018
The 49-year-old woman, Elaine Herzberg(pedestrian) was hit and killed by an Uber self-driving car when walking across the street in Tempe, Arizona. She was transferred to a local hospital where she died from her injuries. Due to this, Uber is temporarily halting self-driving car tests in the state as well as in the cities of San Francisco, Toronto, and Pittsburgh.
The crash occurred near Mill Avenue and Curry Road and Investigation are going on by the National Transportation Safety into the crash.
A company spokeswoman said,“Our hearts go out to the victim’s family. We are fully cooperating with local authorities in their investigation of this incident”
Previously, A year ago, The same program suspended by the Uber after a different Arizona crash which did not result in any serious injuries.
Consumer Watchdog group Tweeted,”We hope our calls for real regulation of driverless cars will be taken seriously going forward by Silicon Valley and the Trump Administration”.
This is a tragedy we have been fighting years to prevent. We hope our calls for real regulation of driverless cars will be taken seriously going forward by Silicon Valley and the Trump Administration. https://t.co/MXyGQRHclV
— Consumer Watchdog (@ConsumerWD) March 19, 2018