A day ago, Uber self driving car hit a forty nine year old woman in Arizone, killing her off, putting the future of autonomous cars in question. It is not the first time an autonomous car has been involved in a road accident or mishap. There have been a couple of incidents from Tesla autonomous cars too.
Uber self driving car becomes a killer
Earlier today the CCTV camera footage of the sad and sorrowful incident was released. The footage shows how the car hit the woman who was trying to cross the road with her bike was hit. There are two view of the video. One showing the incidents outside of the car and the other inside. The car operator was there but he was not paying attention to the road, instead he was looking below. The robotic car of course cannot sense a human nearby and it crashed into the unfortunate lady.
What will be the future of self driving cars after this incident. It is difficult to say yet. Uber has curtailed the operation of Uber self driving cars in many states of USA after the incident. The authorities at Uber expressed apologies and grief at the sad demise and said they are co operating with the authorities.
In the Twitter statement Uber officials has said
“Our hearts go out to the victim’s family. We are fully cooperating with local authorities in their investigation of this incident.”
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