[Ed. – The ability of humans to be invincibly stupid is much on display these days. It saddens me deeply that this woman had to die in the pursuit of a goal that is so flawed and dangerous to begin with. We don’t want self-driving cars. They are tailor-made for a future of forcible collectivization.]
Uber Technologies Inc. halted autonomous vehicle tests after one of its cars struck and killed a woman in Tempe, Arizona, in what is likely the first pedestrian fatality involving the technology.
The 49-year-old woman, Elaine Herzberg, was crossing the road outside of a crosswalk when the Uber vehicle operating in autonomous mode under the supervision of a human safety driver struck her, according to the Tempe Police Department. …
Uber said on Monday that it was pausing tests of all its self-driving vehicles on public roads in Pittsburgh, San Francisco, Toronto and the greater Phoenix area.