Woman Killed by Autonomous Uber Vehicle in Tempe, AZ

Uber is delaying their road-testing of self-driving cars.

They decided this after a fatal accident in Tempe, Arizona killed a pedestrian by a self-driving Uber taxi.

It is believed to be the first fatality caused by the autonomous vehicles.

Tempe Police say a 49-year-old woman, Elaine Herzberg, was walking a bicycle in across a busy thoroughfare when she was hit.

The vehicle was traveling at 40 miles an hour upon impact, and investigations show no significant signs that the vehicle was slowing down.

Last year an estimated 40,100 people died in traffic accidents. In the U.S. 94 percent of the crashes are blamed on human error.

Safety experts believe the self-driven vehicles will reduce those numbers significantly.