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A vehicle goes by the scene of Sunday's fatality where a pedestrian was stuck by an Uber vehicle in autonomous mode, in Tempe, Ariz., Monday, March 19, 2018. (Chris Carlson/AP)MoreCloseclosemore
A vehicle goes by the scene of Sunday's fatality where a pedestrian was stuck by an Uber vehicle in autonomous mode, in Tempe, Ariz., Monday, March 19, 2018. (Chris Carlson/AP)

The self-driving car industry reached a grim milestone Sunday after an autonomous test car by Uber killed a pedestrian in Tempe, Arizona.

After the collision, Boston's transportation department has asked Optimus Ride and nuTonomy, two self-driving car companies testing in the Seaport, to temporarily hold off until the department can review its safety procedures.

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Bryan Reimer, research scientist at MIT and associate director of the New England University Transportation Center. He tweets @bryan_reimer.

Robin Chase, co-founder and former CEO of Zipcar and co-founder of Veniam, a network company that moves terabytes of data between vehicles and the cloud. She tweets @rmchase.

This segment aired on March 20, 2018.

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