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    They think it's all Uber,

    Car death

    One report says pedestrian , another "bucyclcist" in Tempe a usburb of Phoenix AZ

    I am all for new tech and relieving humans from reptititve tasks if safe, this event in USA may well be a back setback.

    https://techcrunch.com/2018/03/19/ub...estrian-death/

    Uber self-drivin


    An autonomous Uber test SUV driving in Tempe, Arizona was involved in a fatal collision last night, and the Uber vehicle was in autonomous mode at the time the accident occurred, according to Tempe Police (via Daisuke Wakabayashi).
    The Uber SUV was driving northbound, and a woman crossed in its path outside of a crosswalk, at which point she was struck by the vehicle. She was later taken to hospital, as first reported by local Arizona ABC news affiliate ABC 15, where she died as a result of her injuries.
    As is required for Uberís autonomous test vehicles operating on public roads, the AV had a safety driver at the wheel. Safety drivers are in place in order to be able to take control of the autonomous test vehicle in case the self-driving system should fail or appear to be at risk of endangering others on the road. No other passengers were in the vehicle at the time of this accident.
    Uber has paused all of its AV testing operations as a result of this accident, across all cities where it operates, including Pittsburgh, Toronto, San Francisco and Phoenix.
    Uber provided the following statement regarding the incident to TechCrunch:
    Our hearts go out to the victimís family. We are fully cooperating with local authorities in their investigation of this incident.
    This is the first time an autonomous vehicle operating in self-driving mode has resulted in a human death, and that has huge implications for the future of AVs and their use on roads. Itís possible the safety driver involved could be held legally responsible, as their role is to ensure safe operation of the vehicle, but in many ways the outcome of this incident will define the path forward for AV regulation.
    Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi expressed sympathy for the victimís family on Twitter, and reiterated that Uber is working with local authorities to determine what exactly occurred.

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    Lawyers be lawyering...and cashing in soon. Here's NPR's take(they say pedestrian as well):

    https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-...led-in-arizona

    The car was in autonomous mode but had a human riding along to take control of the vehicle if necessary, according to the Tempe Police Department. The victim, 49-year-old Elaine Herzberg, was struck while walking outside a crosswalk, police said. She was immediately transported to a local hospital, where she died.
    Sooooo....wtf was said human doing when this occurred?


    This pic from elsewhere shows a crumpled up bicycle...hell of a dent in right front side of the Ubermobile. Must have been moving along at a pretty good clip.

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    ^^ Is that what Tempe, Arizona looks like? That pic in the OP looks like San Francisco.

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    Doesn't this break the first law of robotics?

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    Don't talk about robotics?

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    Why was she walking with her bike in the road when there was a sidewalk? Why was she walking with the traffic when the safest way is against the traffic? yada. Yada,yada

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    The pedestrian is dead and the bicycle rider is still lying over in that bush. Hasn't yet been found.



    Quote Originally Posted by cyrille View Post
    Don't talk about robotics?
    Especially when it fucks up...

    Now imagine a 40 ton self-driving 18 wheeler. What could go wrong?


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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrille View Post
    Don't talk about robotics?
    FFS cyrille get with the program.

    robot
    ˈrəʊbɒt/
    noun


    • 1.
      a machine capable of carrying out a complex series of actions automatically, especially one programmable by a computer.


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