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Uber pauses self-driving tests in Toronto after fatality in Arizona

An Uber Canada spokesperson confirms that the company has paused its testing of self-driving tests in the United States and Toronto after a person is killed Sunday night in Tempe, Arizona. 

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Kaela Johnson | The Avro Post

An Uber Canada spokesperson confirms that the company has paused its testing of self-driving tests in the United States and Toronto after a person is killed Sunday night in Tempe, Arizona. 

The New York Times reported that a woman was crossing an intersection in Tempe, Arizona when she was hit by the self-driving Uber. There was a human operator behind the wheel at the time of the incident. This is the first reported death caused by a self-driving car.

Uber chief executive Dara Khosrowshahi has tweeted condolences to the victim’s family.

The Ontario Ministry of Transportation said it is reviewing the incident.


Image by Caitlin O’Hara/The New York Times.

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