Self-driving Uber car killed woman pushing her bicycle across the road

Autonomous Uber car hit and killed Elaine Herzberg as she walked her bike across a road in Arizona

Uber autonomous vehicle. Photo by ANGELO MERENDINO/AFP/Getty Images

(Image credit: ANGELO MERENDINO/AFP/Getty Images)

Uber's trial of self-driving cars has been suspended after one of its vehicles hit and killed a 49-year-old woman who was pushing her bicycle across the road in Arizona, USA, on Sunday.

The car was reportedly driving in autonomous mode at the time of the collision, although a vehicle operator was present in the car at the time.

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Nigel Wynn
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Nigel Wynn worked as associate editor on, he worked almost single-handedly on the Cycling Weekly website in its early days. His passion for cycling, his writing and his creativity, as well as his hard work and dedication, were the original driving force behind the website’s success. Without him, would certainly not exist on the size and scale that it enjoys today. Nigel sadly passed away, following a brave battle with a cancer-related illness, in 2018. He was a highly valued colleague, and more importantly, an exceptional person to work with - his presence is sorely missed.