The first victim of autonomous vehicles

A woman crossing a street in Arizona, who was hit and killed by an autonomous Uber vehicle, is the first victim of the self-driving vehicles.

After the fatal accident Uber has announced that it is suspending all its autonomous vehicle tests in USA and Canada.



Autonomous vehicles are being promoted that they will be safer and reduce traffic, but the incident is expected to give rise to second thoughts.

According to the local police, 49-year-old Elean Herschberg was walking with her bike on Sunday night, on a pedestrian crossing, in the suburb of Tempe in Phoenix, Arizona, when she was hit by the Uber’s self-driving vehicle at about 65 kilometers per hour.

source NBC