Self-driving Uber car kills Arizona woman

https://www.9news.com.au/world/2018/03/20/05/16/uber-self-driving-car-kills-us-pedestrian

Video footage of the scene in which an Uber self-driving car hit and killed a woman crossing the street in Arizona, marking the first fatality caused by an autonomous vehicle, will be used in the investigation into the tragedy.

Elaine Herzberg, 49, was walking her bicycle outside the crosswalk on a four-lane road in the Phoenix suburb of Tempe about 10pm local time when she was struck by the Uber vehicle travelling at about 65 km/h, police say. The car was in autonomous mode with an operator behind the wheel.

Herzberg later died from her injuries in a hospital. Herzberg is believed to be the first known fatality by a self-driving test vehicle.

Local television footage of the scene showed a crumpled bike and a Volvo XC90 SUV with a smashed-in front. Herzberg was reportedly on foot walking her bike when she was hit.

Tempe police Sgt. Ronald Elcock said Monday the agency hasn’t drawn any conclusions about who is at fault.

He says Herzberg was struck immediately as she stepped on to the street outside of a crosswalk while walking a bicycle. He says neither Herzberg nor the man behind the wheel monitoring the vehicle showed signs of impairment.

The vehicle was in autonomous mode, meaning its computers and sensors were driving but the human can intervene.

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~ by seeker401 on March 21, 2018.

14 Responses to “Self-driving Uber car kills Arizona woman”

  1. “The vehicle was in autonomous mode, meaning its computers and sensors were driving but the human can intervene.”

    In what way might a human intervene I wonder? One should never drive with their foot too far away from the pedals in a busy area. So even though a human could intervene, that does not mean the person is in a careful posture in order to intervene in a case such as in the article.

    • Unbelievable, literally speaking, overhead radar doesn’t pick up woman with bicycle? Did sensors fail or was driver in control of wheel? Only bike suffers damage? No harm to her person? Maybe it was that Uber XXX said Jesus was seen driving.

  2. Update!!!! The poor lady hit by Uber is dead!!!

    http://www.cyclingweekly.com/news/latest-news/self-driving-uber-car-killed-woman-pushing-bike-across-road-373700

  3. I am impaired! Please except my apologies for not reading article and joke about Jesus driving an UBER.

    “He says neither Herzberg nor the man behind the wheel monitoring the vehicle showed signs of impairment.”

    I read that and thought they were not injured 🤕

  4. by FTM in 2015 🙏

    http://nworeport.me/2015/04/02/warren-buffett-artificial-intelligence-will-decide-whether-humans-live-or-die/

    “It will be the computer that makes the decision in a nanosecond”

    Billionaire investor Warren Buffett says that the decision on whether humans live or die will be left to artificial intelligence when self-driving cars become a reality.

  5. The responses are very basic interesting…

    https://jalopnik.com/uber-has-no-damn-business-testing-self-driving-cars-1823982487#js_discussion-region

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