Self Driving Uber Car Kills Pedestrian In Tempe

posted by Gregg Paul/Debra Dale - 

The first known fatality from a driverless Uber has happened in Tempe when police say a woman was struck and killed by a self-driving Uber on Mill Avenue.  

Uber has paused its self-driving operations in the Valley as a result.

Tempe police say the woman was crossing Mill Avenue, outside of a crosswalk, near Curry Road when she was hit by a self-driving Uber.  

Police say the car was in autonomous mode at the time, but there was a driver behind the wheel.  

Uber is assisting with the investigation.

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