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Self-Driving Uber Kills Pedestrian

An autonomous car operated by Uber — with an emergency backup driver behind the wheel — struck and killed a woman on a street in Tempe, Ariz. It was believed to be the first pedestrian death associated with self-driving technology. The company quickly suspended testing in Tempe as well as in Pittsburgh, San Francisco and Toronto. The incident was a reminder that self-driving technology is still in the experimental stage.

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