Self-driving Uber car kills woman in Arizona

One of Uber's self-driving vehicles has struck and killed a pedestrian in a suburb of Pheonix, Arizona, police said.

Picture: AP
Picture: AP

Officers in Tempe said the vehicle was in autonomous mode with an operator behind the wheel when the woman was struck.

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The woman, whose name has not yet been released, died of her injuries in hospital.

Uber has been testing the self-driving vehicles in Tempe and Phoenix for months.

Police said Uber is co-operating in the investigation