Multiple sources have confirmed that a self-driving Uber struck and killed a pedestrian in Arizona late Sunday evening.
The New York Times reports that "The Uber vehicle was in autonomous mode with a human safety driver at the wheel when it struck the woman". The New York Times also reports that Uber has currently suspended its testing of self-driving cars.
This is reportedly the first death involving an a self-driving vehicle and a pedestrian.
The news of this self-driving vehicle death further calls into question the safety of autonomous vehicles and laws surrounding the use and development of self-driving vehicles.
While self-driving cars have long been thought to be safer alternative to human drivers, there are serious questions remaining about the programming of these vehicles and the laws surrounding use of these vehicles.
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