Toyota Stops Testing Self-Driving Cars Following Fatal Uber Crash

Toyota Stops Testing Self-Driving Cars Following Fatal Uber Crash

A woman in Arizona was tragically hit and killed by a self-driving vehicle on Sunday.

"It's possible that Uber's automated driving system did not detect the pedestrian, did not classify her as a pedestrian, or did not predict her departure from the median", Smith said in an email.

Hyundai, which has been slow in rolling out self-driving cars, has said it plans commercialise level 4 autonomous vehicles - which can operate without human input or oversight under select conditions - by 2021.

But on Monday, Mark Mitchell, Tempe's mayor, called Uber's decision to suspend autonomous vehicle testing a "responsible step" and cautioned people from drawing conclusions prematurely. Regardless of the outcome of this investigation, the crash is certain to reignite public debate about self-driving technology, its risks and the legal and ethical challenges involved.

Uber Technologies halted autonomous vehicle tests in the wake of the accident.

ABC15 is uncovering brand new details about the deadly crash involving a self-driving Uber.

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Rafaela Vasquez, 44, the operator of the Volvo, who was in the driver's seat, reportedly had the vehicle in self-driving mode when he struck a woman who was walking outside the crosswalk Monday.

"Some incredibly sad news out of Arizona", he said.

"What is clear is that this has the potential to severely impact public perceptions of autonomous technology, and should be handled with utmost prudence by regulators, authorities, and the industry alike".

Tempe's police department released a statement late Tuesday afternoon updating progress on the investigation.

The auto was in an autonomous mode, but had a human safety driver.

Toyota had been doing on-road testing with self-driving vehicles in MI and California, Lyons said. Among them are General Motors Co GM.N , Alphabet Inc's GOOGL.O Waymo unit, ride services company Lyft, Ford Motor Co F.N and others.

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