>> Police in Arizona on Wednesday released a short video showing the moments leading up to a fatal collision between an Uber self-driving car and a homeless woman who died Sunday night. The footage was edited by the police department and does not show the impact. It shows the pedestrian crossing the street.
The vehicle doesn't appear to slow down even as she appears on the car's camera. The driver behind the wheel appears to looking down for most of the short video. Sunday's collision was the first death involving a self driving car and has raised questions about the safety of autonomous vehicle testing on public roads.
Reuters correspondent Alexandria Sage.>> Obviously, this video will play a central role in the investigations that are ongoing by police and federal safety regulators. What this disturbing video points out is that it does not appear that sensors that are normally on self-driving cars appeared to pick up the presence of this human being crossing the street.
What you see is suddenly this woman appears in the headlights of the car but it looks as though she has already crossed three lanes of traffic. What self-driving cars are supposed to do much better than humans are recognize obstacles as they are coming into their path. The questions that investigators now are likely to ask are, what sort of sensors were operating at the time of this accident?
And, were they working efficiently?>> Uber suspended its self-driving testing in North America after the incident.