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Uber in fatal crash detected pedestrian but had emergency braking disabled

By | Artificial Intelligence, Automotive, autonomous vehicles, Gadgets, Government, Hardware, self-driving cars, TC, Transportation, Uber

The initial report by the National Transportation Safety Board on the fatal self-driving Uber crash in March confirms that the car detected the pedestrian as early as 6 seconds before the crash, but did not slow or stop because its emergency braking systems were deliberately disabled.

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Video: The driver of the autonomous Uber was distracted before fatal crash

By | arizona, Automation, autonomous car, car sharing, commuting, Gadgets, pittsburgh, San Francisco, self-driving car, spokesperson, toronto, Toyota, transport, Uber, United States, volvo

The Tempe, Arizona police department have released a video showing the moments before the fatal crash that involved Uber’s self-driving car. The video includes the view of the street from the Uber and a view of minder behind the wheel of the autonomous Uber. Warning: This video is disturbing. Tempe Police Vehicular Crimes Unit is […]

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Here’s how Uber’s self-driving cars are supposed to detect pedestrians

By | Artificial Intelligence, Automotive, autonomous vehicles, Computer Vision, Gadgets, Hardware, Lidar, Robotics, Science, self-driving cars, TC, Transportation, Uber

A self-driving vehicle made by Uber has struck and killed a pedestrian. It’s the first such incident and will certainly be scrutinized like no other autonomous vehicle interaction in the past. But on the face of it it’s hard to understand how, short of a total system failure, this could happen when the entire car has essentially been designed around preventing exactly this situation from occurring.

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