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Self-driving Uber car kills pedestrian in Arizona

A self-driving Uber car. (YouTube)
March 19, 2018

A self-driving Uber car struck and killed a pedestrian in Arizona, police said Monday.

This is believed to be the first such fatality of its kind.

The self-driving Uber car was in “autonomous” mode with an operator behind the wheel at the time of the collision.

Uber has temporarily paused all of its self-driving vehicles across the country following the incident in Tempe.

Fox News reported that Tempe Police Sgt. Ronald Elcock said the woman was walking “outside of a crosswalk” when she was hit.

She died after being taken to a nearby hospital, police said.

Here is a video of the self-driving Uber vehicles in San Francisco:

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