Video Released of Uber Self-Driving Car Accident

by Frankie Norman March 25, 2018, 1:39
Video Released of Uber Self-Driving Car Accident

This is notable because one of Uber's self-driving cars hit and killed a pedestrian while in full autonomous mode in Tempe, Arizona, on Sunday night. It was released by police in Tempe, Arizona, following the crash earlier this week.

The video shows the vehicle failing to slow down before it hit 49-year-old Elaine Herzberg as she pushed her bicycle across the road.

Uber grounded all of its test vehicles while the United States transportation officials investigate the crash. She keeps looking down at something for several seconds in the moments before the crash.

Laser systems used in the vehicles, called Lidar, can carry a blind spot, he said.

Groups aligned with the auto industry say that the proposal would enhance safety with a uniform, nationwide approach. John Thune, R-South Dakota, that aims to provide regulatory oversight and make it easier to deploy the technology.

Ting said the project is expected to conclude in June, and that he hopes the collection of more data and experiences could get the driverless auto ready for the next step of real road tests, during which it will be able to interact with other vehicles and pedestrians.

"It's actually really boring to drive a vehicle that you're not driving", said Eran Sandhaus, a former vice president at Aptiv PLC who oversaw autonomous driving and is now an adviser to mobility start-ups in Silicon Valley. Most of those vehicles need one, or often more, people in the auto to make sure everything is running smoothly. It may be noted here that back in 2017, Arizona made a decision to allow testing of these self-driving cars on the public roads. He has touted Arizona's few regulations in his efforts to lure the companies to Arizona from California. After its strong California results, Waymo is now testing cars in Chandler, Arizona, a Phoenix suburb, with no safety drivers.

"So let's see what happened".

After a pedestrian is killed by one of the company's self-driving cars, documents show Uber's autonomous vehicle program might've been struggling.

Uber declined to comment on Rajkumar's observations and referred questions to the National Transportation Safety Board, which is investigating the incident along with Tempe, Ariz. police.

Because of Sunday's fatality, Uber has temporarily halted its self-driving operations in all cities where it's been testing its vehicles, including Tempe, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, San Francisco and Toronto.

Arizona's Governor Doug Ducey has been a champion of the self-driving auto industry. They are not required to track crashes or report any information to the state.

But while California requires self-driving auto companies to report problems they are having, Arizona has no such requirements. Unfortunately we have traffic deaths going on far too often in our country. They wanted to take him on a ride without human interventions to demonstrate that the cars could handle so-called edge cases, tricky road situations that are hard to predict.

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