Footage released of deadly self-driving Uber crash

The Tempe Arizona Police Department has released damning footage of last week's fatal Uber self-driving car accident.

It shows the safety driver of the vehicle seemingly not paying attention to the road as the car approaches and hits a pedestrian.

Elaine Herzberg, 49, was killed following the crash, which occurred on Sunday evening (local time) while the car was in full autonomous mode.

In the car's dashcam video, she can be seen crossing the road as the vehicle makes no apparent move to avoid hitting her.

It's the first fatality from an accident involving a self-driving vehicle, and could cause problems for the fast-growing technology.

Uber has now suspended its self-driving vehicle programme in the United States and Canada.

Tempe Police says it is actively investigating the incident.