The first death of a pedestrian by an autonomous vehicle (self-driving car) has been confirmed by Uber. Uber’s autonomous vehicle struck and killed Elaine Herzberg of Tempe, Arizona, on Sunday, March 18th.
Uber has announced that it is putting autonomous vehicles (self-driving cars) on the streets later this month. The first city to get the Uber robot cars is Pittsburgh, and experts say that if Uber’s self-driving cars can handle Pittsburgh, they can handle anywhere.
For those of you who are thinking “Hrmm…Sunday is April 1st – Google Self-Driving Car, April 1 – uh huh”, well, it’s no joke. No fooling. In fact, we saw the Google self-driving car ourselves this week; it drove right past us!