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Uber suspends driverless car testing after pedestrian death

Tuesday 20 March 2018 | 09:10 CET | News
Uber has suspended North American tests of its self-driving vehicles after an autonomous car hit and killed a woman crossing the street in Arizona. The incident occurred in Tempe, Phoenix, and is the first time a self-driving car has killed a pedestrian. Elaine Herzberg, 49, was walking her bicycle outside the pedestrian crossing on a four-lane road at about 10:00pm on 18 March when she was struck by the Uber vehicle traveling at about 65 kilometres per hour, said the local police, according to Bloomberg.

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