Not so long ago, Uber launched in the US, the testing of unmanned vehicles, which already had to be suspended because of the accident with a fatal outcome. In Arizona, unmanned vehicle, owned by the company, hit and killed a cyclist who was crossing the road. Due to incompatible with life injuries the woman later died in the hospital, reported local media.
The collision occurred at 22:00 local time. Woman with a Bicycle crossed the road outside the pedestrian crossing, but ran parallel with it, without stepping on the markup. Driving Uber was the driver, but the car was in the mode of “autopilot”. According to the rules of testing when driving in dangerous situations arise, the driver must take control of the car completely by taking control of the vehicle itself, but it somehow did not happen. Other passengers in the car were not.
The head of Uber Dara Khosrowshahi brought condolences to the relatives of the deceased and noted that the company is working closely with the police and will assist in the investigation of the incident.
A year earlier, the company Uber has suspended the tests due to the fact that one of its vehicles rolled over during the next maneuver. At the time, no one was hurt.
Recall that dorozhno-transport incident with the participation of unmanned vehicles has occurred in the past. In 2016, killed the driver of the Tesla Model S, who was riding in the car with the autopilot engaged. The driver ignored the instructions and followed the road as instructed.
The press service Uber announced that it is now testing the machines with the autopilot temporarily stopped in San Francisco, Phoenix, Pittsburgh and Toronto.
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