An Uber self-driving car struck and killed a female pedestrian in Tempe, Arizona Monday. The company immediately suspended self-driving operations in Tempe, San Francisco, Pittsburgh and Toronto.
At the time of the accident, the car was in autonomous mode with a vehicle operator behind the wheel, according to Tempe police.
Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi tweeted that the company is cooperating with a law enforcement investigation.
Some incredibly sad news out of Arizona. We’re thinking of the victim’s family as we work with local law enforcement to understand what happened. https://t.co/cwTCVJjEuz— dara khosrowshahi (@dkhos) March 19, 2018
This is the first known death of a pedestrian from a driverless vehicle.