First Pedestrian Fatality with a Self Driving Uber Under Federal Investigation

A pedestrian fatality that occurred in Tempe, Arizona, after collision with a self driving Uber is under investigation by the NTSB.


Tempe, Arizona, Police Chief Sylvia Moir told the San Francisco Chronicle that "it would have been difficult to avoid this collision in any kind of mode (autonomous or human-driven) based on how" Elaine Herzberg, 49, stepped of a center median into the roadway Sunday night in front of a self-driving Uber, a Volvo SUV.

The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating this first pedestrian fatality involving a self-driving car.

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