Uber Suspends Its Autonomous Vehicle Testing After A Fatal Crash

Uber self-driving car                  Uber

She was walking outside of the crosswalk near Mill Avenue and Curry Road when the crash occurred, police said; she was taken to a nearby hospital where she died from her injuries.

Uber has suspended its self-driving auto program in Tempe as well as in Pittsburgh, San Francisco and Toronto following a fatal accident on Mill Avenue Sunday night.

"We call on Uber, Waymo, Lyft, Cruise and all companies that seek to test and deploy autonomous vehicles to take responsibility for public safety", he said.

Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi tweeted out her condolences.

But the company has temporarily halted all self-driving operations in Phoenix, Pittsburgh, San Francisco and Toronto while the investigation into the incident continues.

A self-driving vehicle operated by the ride-hailing company Uber has been involved in a fatal accident with a pedestrian in Tempe, Arizona.

Uber has been testing the self-driving vehicles in Tempe and Phoenix for months.

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The incident is not the first fatal crash involving autonomous technology.

The National Transportation Safety Board was sending investigators to Arizona to gather information.

As a result of the tragic accident, Uber has pulled all of its autonomous vehicles off the road as its investigates what went wrong and cooperates with local authorities. The vehicle involved is one of the Uber's self-driving vehicles. Last year, a Volvo XC90 from Uber was hit by the driver of another vehicle.

Autonomous vehicles are seen as a means of reducing large numbers of traffic crashes - which obviously matters to collision repairers. "We are aware that Uber is cooperating with local authorities in their investigation".

An Uber Volvo XC90 was involved in a minor crash, getting flipped onto its side, during a test program near Phoenix past year.

Before Monday's accident, the most high-profile accident related to autonomous technology involved a Tesla Model S owner who died in 2016 while the vehicle's semiautonomous Autopilot system was activated.

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