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Woman dies in Arizona after being hit by Uber self-driving car

2018-03-22 17:53
A woman in Arizona died of her injuries after being struck by a Uber self-driving vehicle. The ride hailing company said it had suspended its autonomous vehicle program. The accident marked the first fatality from a self-driving vehicle, which are still being tested around the globe, and could derail efforts to fast-track the introduction of the new technology. At the time of the accident, the car was in autonomous mode with a vehicle operator behind the wheel. In a tweet, Uber expressed its condolences and said the company was fully cooperating with authorities.