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Uber self-driving car saw pedestrian 6 seconds before crash, NTSB says - Roadshow

27 days ago   |   By CNET

The report also claims that Uber's car could have stopped in time, but it wasn't set up to do that on its own.
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Uber car 'had six seconds to respond' in fatal crash

27 days ago   |   By BBC

The self-driving car spotted a woman crossing the road six seconds before killing her, a report says.
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Self-Driving Uber Saw Tempe Woman 6 Seconds Before Impact: NTSB

Self-Driving Uber Saw Tempe Woman 6 Seconds Before Impact: NTSB

27 days ago   |   By Android Headlines

A self-driving Volvo XC90 from Uber's autonomous fleet saw a jaywalking woman six seconds before hitting her in Tempe, Arizona, two months ago, according to the findings of a preliminary investigation conducted by the National Transportation Safety Board. The initial report on the matter published today raises concerns about the configuration Uber used for testing its self-driving vehicles in the state, with the federal agency learning that the company disabled the SUV's emergency brake so as to “reduce the potential for erratic vehicle behavior.” While its human backup drivers were always...
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Uber disabled emergency braking in self-driving car: U.S. agency

27 days ago   |   By Reuters

WASHINGTON - Uber disabled an emergency braking system in a self-driving vehicle that struck and killed a woman in Arizona in March and which failed to properly identify the pedestrian, raising serious questions about its performance, the National Transportation Safety Board said in a preliminary report released on Thursday.
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Uber's self-driving car saw pedestrian before fatal crash, but was programmed not to brake

Uber's self-driving car saw pedestrian before fatal crash, but was programmed not to brake

27 days ago   |   By TheBoyGeniusReport

The National Transportation Safety Board has released its preliminary report from the investigation into the fatal collision between an Uber self-driving vehicle and a pedestrian in Tempe, Arizona earlier this year. According to the report, Uber's self-driving system classified the pedestrian as a bicycle, and decided 1.3 seconds before the collision that an emergency braking manouvre was needed to avoid a crash. However, the NTSB report says that Uber's self-driving vehicles are not programmed to emergency brake, and instead rely on the human driver to intervene in such situations.
The...
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The self-driving Uber car that killed a pedestrian was not designed to automatically brake in an emergency: NTSB report

The self-driving Uber car that killed a pedestrian was not designed to automatically brake in an emergency: NTSB report

27 days ago   |   By Business Insider

On March 18, 2018, a self-driving Uber car struck and killed a pedestrian during a test-run in Arizona.
There was an operator present in the car, but she didn't begin braking until after the accident, the report says.
The car was not designed to automatically brake in an emergency while in self-driving mode.
A report conducted by the National Transportation Safety Board reveals that the self-driving Uber car that struck and killed a pedestrian was aware of the pedestrian's presence, but was not designed to automatically brake, the report says.
The incident occurred around around 10 p.m. on...
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Pittsburgh mayor had no idea Uber was reviving self-driving tests

27 days ago   |   By Engadget

This week, Uber announced that it will cease operations in Arizona and revive its self-driving tests in Pittsburgh. This, apparently, was news to the mayor of Pittsburgh, who issued a press release stating that he hadn't been informed of that announc...
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Fatal autonomous Uber crash report says car wasn't programmed to brake

Fatal autonomous Uber crash report says car wasn't programmed to brake

27 days ago   |   By SlashGear

The initial report on the Uber self-driving car crash that saw a pedestrian killed in Arizona has been released, with the NTSB putting the spotlight on the vehicle's emergency braking system. While the preliminary report does not go into analysis of the crash, nor reach any conclusion about who - or what - was at fault, it does reveal more...
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Uber self-driving car saw pedestrian but didn't brake before fatal crash, feds say

Uber self-driving car saw pedestrian but didn't brake before fatal crash, feds say

27 days ago   |   By The Verge

The National Transportation Safety Board released its preliminary report into the fatal crash involving a self-driving Uber vehicle in Tempe, Arizona, last March. Among the findings, investigators say the vehicle decided it needed to brake 1.3 seconds before striking a pedestrian, but Uber had previously disabled the Volvo's automatic emergency braking system in order to prevent erratic driving.
The four-page report provides a detailed account of what happened that night on March 18th when an Uber test vehicle slammed into 49-year-old Elaine Herzberg, killing her. In some ways, the...
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NTSB's preliminary report on Uber crash focuses on emergency braking

27 days ago   |   By Engadget

Today, the NTSB released preliminary findings for an accident back in March, in which a self-driving Uber vehicle collided with a pedestrian. The pedestrian was killed. "At 1.3 seconds before impact, the self-driving system determined that emergency...
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The Apple Car has arrived, but it's not exactly what we dreamed it would be

The Apple Car has arrived, but it's not exactly what we dreamed it would be

27 days ago   |   By Macworld

For the past several years, we've been reading reports about Apple's ambitious self-driving car project. Dubbed Project Titan, the vision was once reportedly bolstered by a 1,000-plus member team tasked with building a vehicle that would be innovative and revolutionary, with an all-electric engine, luxurious amenities, and the smartest infotainment system on four wheels. However, according to a new report by The New York Times , some things are too difficult even for Apple to conquer. To read this article in full,
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Apple's scrapped ideas for the car of the future sound wild

Apple's scrapped ideas for the car of the future sound wild

27 days ago   |   By Business Insider

Apple is now building self-driving software, instead of a entire autonomous vehicle.
But in the early days of the project, Apple employees including Jony Ive came up with concepts for the car of the future.
They include augmented reality windshields, windows that tint themselves, and an interior where passengers could face each other.
Apple's dream to build an electric car, called Project Titan, seems to be on the decline, according to a new report in The New York Times.
But one detail from the scoop reveals what got Apple fans so excited about the possibility of an Apple car when news of...
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An Intriguing, But Flawed, Future

An Intriguing, But Flawed, Future

27 days ago   |   By GameInformer

As a society, we're constantly turning to technology to relieve our burdens, and we become increasingly dependent on it. With the creation of self-driving cars and robots to attend to our needs, we have to wonder how these advancements will shape our society going forward - for better and worse. Detroit: Become Human explores this interesting question, presenting a world where androids seem more like human than machine, but they're prisoners to our demands. The premise is engrossing, and the variety of choices is fascinating. They're both compact and far-reaching; it could be how you...
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Uber self-driving car failed to recognize pedestrian, brake: U.S. agency

27 days ago   |   By Reuters

WASHINGTON - An Uber self-driving vehicle that struck and killed a woman in Arizona in March failed to identify the pedestrian or to brake, raising serious questions about its performance, the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board said in a preliminary report released on Thursday.
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NTSB: Uber self-driving car failed to recognize pedestrian, brake

27 days ago   |   By Reuters

WASHINGTON - An Uber Technologies Inc self-driving vehicle that struck and killed a woman in Tempe, Arizona in March failed to identify the pedestrian or brake, raising serious questions about the performance of the vehicle, the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board said in a preliminary report released Thursday.
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California's Heavy-Handed Plan to Regulate the Self-Driving Car Biz

28 days ago   |   By Wired

Self-driving industry reps are not happy with the Public Utilities Commission's proposed plan for how driverless taxis should operate-especially the requirements that they offer services for free and ban pooled rides.
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The Uber Accident, Waymo Technology And The Future Of Self-Driving Cars

28 days ago   |   By Forbes

Adoption of self-driving cars may happen sooner than you think.
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