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Uber Halts Autonomous Car Tests After Fatal Crash in Arizona

  • First known pedestrian death involving a self-driving vehicle
  • Incident may raise questions about safety of technology
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Fatal Autonmous Uber Crash

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Uber Technologies Inc. halted autonomous vehicle tests after one of its cars struck and killed a woman in Tempe, Arizona, in what is likely the first pedestrian fatality involving the technology.

The 49-year-old woman, Elaine Herzberg, was crossing the road outside of a crosswalk when the Uber vehicle operating in autonomous mode under the supervision of a human safety driver struck her, according to the Tempe Police Department.