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Uber suspends self-driving car tests after fatal accident in US

19 Mar 2018

Tempe, Mar 20: Following a fatal accident in Tempe, popular app-based Taxi service Uber has suspended its self-driving car tests in all North American cities, media reports said on Tuesday.

A woman was killed in Tempe, Arizona after she was hit by a self-driving car of Uber on Sunday.

 

While self-driving cars have been involved in multiple accidents, it is thought to be the first time an autonomous car has been involved in a fatal collision,reported BBC.

 

Meanwhile, Uber chief Dara Khosrowshahi called the incident as 'sad'.

 

"Some incredibly sad news out of Arizona. We’re thinking of the victim’s family as we work with local law enforcement to understand what happened," he tweeted.

 

Meanwhile, Uber said it is cooperating with the police in the investigation into the case.

 

"Our hearts go out to the victim’s family. We’re fully cooperating with @TempePolice and local authorities as they investigate this incident," read a tweet issued from the official Twitter handle of Uber.




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