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View Poll Results: Will self driving autos kill car insurance?
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Is that what they're calling the front fender areas now?
Ouch. A bit too soon.
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Uber internal memo says they're only going to be killing people in Pittsburgh and San Francisco now.

https://arstechnica.com/cars/2018/05...driving-death/

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Uber is shutting down testing of self-driving cars in Arizona after one of its cars killed a pedestrian in a March crash. In an internal email, Uber executive Eric Meyhofer wrote that Uber would be shifting its focus to Pittsburgh, where the company has been testing self-driving cars since 2016, and San Francisco, where Uber is headquartered.
I wonder if Arizona basically told them to get lost....
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Uber internal memo says they're only going to be killing people in Pittsburgh and San Francisco now.

https://arstechnica.com/cars/2018/05...driving-death/



I wonder if Arizona basically told them to get lost....
I think AZ saw my earlier post.
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The NTSB released a preliminary report on the Uber Arizona crash:

https://www.ntsb.gov/investigations/...010-prelim.pdf

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According to data obtained from the self-driving system, the system first registered radar and LIDAR observations of the pedestrian about 6 seconds before impact, when the vehicle was traveling at 43 mph.
As the vehicle and pedestrian paths converged, the self-driving system software classified the pedestrian as an unknown object, as a vehicle, and then as a bicycle with varying expectations of future travel path.
At 1.3 seconds before impact, the self-driving system determined that an emergency braking maneuver was needed to mitigate a collision.
According to Uber, emergency braking maneuvers are not enabled while the vehicle is under computer control, to reduce the potential for erratic vehicle behavior. The vehicle operator is relied on to intervene and take action. The system is not designed to alert the operator.
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Because who wants erratic behavior like cars braking for pedestrians in crosswalks.
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According to Uber, emergency braking maneuvers are not enabled while the vehicle is under computer control, to reduce the potential for erratic vehicle behavior. The vehicle operator is relied on to intervene and take action. The system is not designed to alert the operator.
What the ...???

That's literally the stupidest plan that's ever been conceived.

SMH for Uber. Deleting my app. Lyft only from now on.
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Because who wants erratic behavior like cars braking for pedestrians in crosswalks.
This.

Well, she wasn't actually in a crosswalk, but the rest of your post stands regardless. Self-driving cars should attempt to avoid hitting pedestrians whether they are in a crosswalk or not. A little shocked that I typed that sentence because it *should* be so obvious that it doesn't need to be stated, but apparently it actually does.

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Toyota may have the right idea. Rather than jumping on the "self-driving" bandwagon, they apparently have chosen to use technology to make the human's job of driving the car easier and safer. Or so I glean from something I read in The Economist. Let the competition learn by experience and get a bad rep from it.
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