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Wow! Uber Autonomous Fatal Car Crash with Pedestrian

Wow! Uber Autonomous Fatal Car Crash with Pedestrian

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, March 20, 2018

1st – At CarbuyerUSA.com you get a FAST instant cash offer, we buy cars, and our purpose is for you to sell your car, truck, van, or SUV to us. All opinions are my own (writer) and do not in any way reflect Car Buyer USA’s views. I just talked about this last week. Wow, an Uber’s autonomous car test drive in Tempe, Arizona was the fear I had and one of the biggest fails to date. It’s so sad and should have not happened and to Uber’s credit they have halted their self-driving car testing after this deadly car crash. A female pedestrian, crossing the street was struck by one of their cars driving in autonomous mode, died on the way to the hospital. Everyone at Car Buyer USA and I send our deepest condolences to her family and friends.


Tempe, Arizona police are investigating and Uber is fully cooperating, the mayor is looking into this accident and I’m sure combing through their city and state regulations, as they should be. According to a Bloomberg interview, Arizona seems to be the go to state for companies to have the most latitude to really experiment. Here’s my biggest beef with this new fairly technology; it’s the 3rd fatal reported case resulting from an autonomous car accident. The 1st two incidents involved Tesla, which to the best of my knowledge are still being adamantly contested. According to Bloomberg, this Uber crash is different.

“In Tesla’s Florida crash, the car was purchased by and used by the victim. In the Arizona crash, the vehicle was a test vehicle under the control in every sense by Uber, and the victim was an ordinary person.” ~Bryant Walker Smith, Professor, USC School of Law

Will Arizona’s fatal crash shake consumer confidence and set back the progress that’s been made? I predict we’ll be finding out really soon.

"It will set consumer confidence in the technology back years if not decades," said Jason Levine, executive director of the Center for Auto Safety, a Washington-based advocacy group. "We need to slow down."

What do I think about buying an autonomous car? I’m not there yet. I want compulsive testing off roads and in an environment set up with every conceivable scenario they can collect from incidents, crashes, near misses, etc. in every type of climate conditions, day or night. Note: CarBuyerUSA.com did NOT provide me with any information or direction, nor did they ask me to write a piece on my opinion.

On a lighter note, when you find you need extra cash, fast cash, just want to get rid of that vehicle taking up space in your garage or backyard, we’ll give you a FAST, EASY, and SAFE instant cash offer and you can sell your car to us. After all, we buy cars in any condition in any Continental U.S. state, including those not running or that’ve been in a car crash. But when it comes to a self-driving car? Well, we don’t plan to have any wows. If we send a tow truck to pick up your car, it’ll have a human holding the wheel. It won’t be an Uber autonomous car or truck.

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