In recent years, the autonomous vehicles have gained great relevance, because they have tried to adapt to new forms of mobility. Always, however, have generated uncertainty and doubts about its reliability. Now, a news has put into focus to this type of car.
Uber, like Apple or Google, is one of the companies that has come into play in the field of autonomous vehicles. However, a woman from tempe, Arizona, died after being hit by a vehicle of the company, as announced by the Police to the agency Associated Press. This case would be the first accident a moral of an autonomous vehicle.
It all happened during the night from Sunday to Monday, although still not confirmed the exact time of the fact. According to some sources, the vehicle was in autonomous mode, but there was a driver sitting in the position of pilot.
In this regard, Uber responded that it sent its condolences to the family of the woman who died and said the company would be working hand-in-hand of the authorities to the investigation into the accident.
Our hearts go out to the victim’s family. We’re fully cooperating with @TempePolice and local authorities as they investigate this incident.
— Uber Comms (@Uber_Comms) March 19, 2018
So far, the company has not mentioned the comment about how the event occurred accurately.
The transport company announced that it would suspend the circulation of their autonomous vehicles in Phoenix and other cities after this incident. The company was testing these cars in Tempe and Phoenix several months ago.
After the accident, the woman was taken to hospital still alive, but after hours he died. Has not revealed the identity of the victim. According to police, the woman was walking the road without using the pedestrian crossing, which could influence the autonomous vehicle did not adhere to the guidelines necessary.
Although this is the first deadly accident, it is not the only one of its kind. More than a year ago, the company resumed testing of its autonomous vehicles in these cities and in the southern state of the united States after being suspended previously by another accident happened in Arizona and he was involved with one of their cars.
The accident puts into question the reliability of autonomous vehicles, how the companies should work more to provide car insurance that may be operated without a driver?
What do you think of this unfortunate news?