VIDEO: Dashcam Shows Self-Driving Uber Kill Pedestrian

Video has been released which shows how the self-driving Uber car killed a pedestrian.

Tempe, AZ – Video has been released which shows a self-driving Uber car fatally strike a pedestrian (video below.)

The New York Times reported that Uber had suspended testing of its self-driving cars in Tempe, Pittsburgh, San Francisco, and Toronto, in the wake of the accident.

An Uber spokeswoman said the company was “fully cooperating” with the local authorities.

The autonomous Uber had a safety driver at the wheel, as was required for Uber’s autonomous test vehicles operating on public roads, Tech Crunch reported.

Police said that the Uber was driving northbound near Mill Avenue and Curry Road when a woman attempted to cross the street with her bicycle in front of the vehicle outside, of a crosswalk, KNXV reported.

In the video, you can see Elaine Herzberg, 49, suddenly appear in front of the car.

The pedestrian was hit by the Uber while it was traveling 40 m.p.h. in a 45 m.p.h. zone.

After being struck, Herzberg was transported to a nearby hospital where she died, police said.

The video showed the driver distracted prior to the collision, although it's not clear if the driver could have had any time to react to the sudden appearance of Herzberg.

There were no passengers in the self-driving Uber at the time of the crash, according to KNXV.

"Our hearts go out to the victim’s family. We are fully cooperating with local authorities in their investigation of this incident," Uber said in a statement the company released.

It has not yet been determined who was at fault for the collision.

You can see the video of the incident below:

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spclopr8tr
spclopr8tr

Looks to me if she hadn't jaywalked, it might have been avoided. She came out of nowhere. An attentive driver would have probably have hit her as well. The "safety" human that was supposed to take control in an emergency clearly was paying little attention to anything in front of the car.

Teijeiro2
Teijeiro2

You mean this arrogant bitch didn't a) know she was 60' from the cross walk; b) was in the street (meant for cars) AT NIGHT; and c) didn't see the HEADLIGHTS? I REALLY DON'T FEEL FOR HER OR HER STUPID FAMILY.

BigBlue1
BigBlue1

She was moving very slowly. I think if the brights had been on in such a dark and unlit area he may have seen her in time. That said it appears she should have seen the headlights also and had time to stop and wait for the car to go by. Either way its a shame she lost her life because we were busy testing how to take even more jobs away from people.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

I'm still all for automation. the way this played out, most people would have hit her even if they were paying attention.

As far as autonomous vehicles taking away jobs, get a better job. This is inevitable, and only those stubborn enough to not see the signs would continue to fight a losing battle. Be a mechanic - cars will always need someone to work on them.

Kingster
Kingster

I watches 2 times and that black jacket made her hard to see from a far

b1rd
b1rd

This had to be a system failure. The lady was in the middle of the lane when she first becomes visible. These vehicles don't just rely on human vision based cameras. They use a variety of radar and laser based systems.
Regardless, It wasn't too smart to walk across the street expecting the driver to stop.

Duder1897
Duder1897

This is basically a suicide.