Self-driving fatal likely to spur more scrutiny, finger-pointing

The fatal accident involving an Uber self-driving vehicle is the most significant involving autonomous-driving technology since a Tesla driver's death touched off months of finger-pointing.

UPDATED: 3/19/18 6:54 pm ET -- adds details
Uber vehicle in autonomous mode kills pedestrian in Ariz.; pilot programs suspended

An Uber vehicle operating in autonomous mode in Tempe, Ariz., struck and killed a pedestrian crossing the street Sunday night. Uber has suspended pilots in all cities following the deadly accident.

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