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Uber pulls self-driving cars after deadly crash

Mar 19, 2018, 12:21 PM | Updated: 12:25 pm

TEMPE, Ariz. — Ride-sharing service Uber has decided to pull tests of self-driving cars after a pedestrian was struck and killed.

Police believe the accident, in Tempe, Arizona, marks the first time a pedestrian has died in an accident involving an autonomous vehicle.

A police statement says the vehicle had a human “operator” to assist at the wheel. The woman who was killed was crossing outside of a crosswalk.

Both the National Transportation Safety Board and the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration are investigating.

Uber had been operating self-driving cars in other cities under test conditions. All testing is stopped pending the investigation.

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