'' Self-driving Uber kills Arizona woman in first fatal crash involving pedestrian
An autonomous Uber car killed a woman in the street in Arizona, police said, in what appears to be the first reported fatal crash involving a self-driving vehicle and a pedestrian in the US.
Tempe police said the self-driving car was in autonomous mode at the time of the crash and that the vehicle hit a woman, who was walking outside of the crosswalk and later died at a hospital. There was a vehicle operator inside the car at the time of the crash.''
It'll be interesting to see if they try to sweep this one under the carpet to further the use of these vehicles. I for one do not want to see such vehicles on our roads but their day will come.
There are too many variables in life for these vehicles to be a success. They should be banned on the basis that they are testing them in public access places and that just isn't safe and never will be totally safe. How can machines and computers possibly take account of human behaviour?