Next story today, the Toyota Motor Company says it's temporarily stopping its test of self driving cars. The Boston Department of Transportation has asked autonomous car companies to pause testing there and the Uber transportation company says it's stopped self-driving cars throughout the U.S. and Canada.
This all follows an incident that happened on Sunday in Tempe, Arizona. That night, a self-driving Uber SUV hit and killed a pedestrian. The victim was walking her bicycle across a road when she was struck by an autonomous Volvo.
Police say the pedestrian was not using a crosswalk and that there's also no indication that the self driving vehicle slow down beforehand. It was travelling at about 40 miles per hour.
Uber says it's fully cooperating with the police investigation and that the company's hearts go out to the victim's family.
This isn't the first crash of a self-driving car, but it is believed to be the first time someone was killed by a fully autonomous vehicle. The SUV did have a test-driver inside, a person there as a safeguard, but the car was in self-driving mode when the crash occurred. Police say there were no signs that the test driver was impaired in any way after the collision.