March 19, 2018 / 5:47 PM / 4 months ago

U.S. safety agencies probing fatal self-driving Uber car crash

WASHINGTON, March 19 (Reuters) - The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board said Monday they are sending teams to Tempe, Arizona, to investigate an accident involving a self-driving Uber vehicle that killed a pedestrian.

Uber Technologies Inc said it had suspended its autonomous vehicle program across the United States and Canada. The NHTSA said in a statement it is "in contact with Uber, Volvo, federal, state and local authorities regarding the incident" and will take appropriate action. The safety board said in a statement on Twitter that it was also sending a team to probe the crash. (Reporting by David Shepardson; Editing by Jonathan Oatis)

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