Uber self-driving vehicle strikes, kills woman walking outside crosswalk in Arizona

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Tempe, Ariz., authorities reported Monday that a self-driving Uber vehicle struck and killed a woman crossing the street on Sunday night. While it is the first pedestrian fatality, this isn't the first incident to occur with an Uber test of a autonomous vehicle.

Dara Khosrowshahi, Uber's CEO tweeted: "Some incredibly sad news out of Arizona".

We've reached out to Uber for additional information but the company has already released a short statement on Twitter saying "Our hearts go out to the victim's family".

A female pedestrian has been struck and killed by a self-driving Uber vehicle in Arizona reveals ABC 15. Despite being rushed to hospital, she later died from her injuries. Apple vehicles, which include a series of Lexus RX450h SUVs equipped with a host of sensors and cameras, have not been involved in any known accidents to date. The outlet also reports that the Uber vehicle was not transporting a passenger at the time of the accident.

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California is among those that require manufacturers to report any incidents to the motor vehicle department during the testing phase.

The National Transportation Safety Board said it is launching an investigation.

One of the self-driving cars was involved in a crash a month later, after a auto failed to yield to the Uber vehicle and hit it, authorities said. "It was in autonomous mode at the time of the collision, with a vehicle operator behind the wheel".

However, a month later the company temporarily suspended its self-drive vehicles in the state after a crash involving one of its vehicles. According to the preliminary investigation, the auto was going about 40 miles per hour during the accident, and Elckock said there weren't significant signs of the vehicle slowing down.

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Police say Uber is helping with an investigation, according to Fox 10.

Before Monday's accident, the most high-profile accident related to autonomous technology involved a Tesla Model S owner who died in 2016 while the vehicle's semiautonomous Autopilot system was activated.

Last year, Uber announced it was buying 24,000 Volvo XC90s, as it moved to grow its fleet of autonomous SUVs, from 2019.

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