TEMPE, AZ — Federal regulators say a self-driving Uber that hit and killed a woman in Arizona last year failed to stop because she wasn't in a crosswalk.
The woman was killed by a self-driving Uber car that was being tested in Tempe.The National Transportation Safety Board released a statement saying the Uber system design did not include a consideration for jaywalking pedestrians.
This comes just after the announcement that Uber is preparing to bring driverless ride-share services to Dallas and Los Angeles. The company says two of its autonomous SUVs will start mapping downtown Dallas this month in anticipation of bringing self-driving cars to the city.Cars are currently being mapped in Los Angeles.
An Uber spokesman says several months of mapping will be needed before an autonomous service is started in the city.Dallas will be the fourth market where Uber will offer self-driving technology. Uber's autonomous cars are already on the streets of San Francisco, Pittsburgh, and Toronto.