Uber settles with family of autonomous collision victim, report says
30 Марта, 2018, 00:22 | Author: Eleanor Thompson
The fact that some experts have come out and stated that Uber's autonomous vehicle should've have been able to avoid the incident doesn't bode well for the company's tech, either.
The precise causes of the Arizona accident are not yet known, and it is unclear how the vehicle's sensors functioned that night or whether the lidar's blind spot played a role.
Immediately after the crash, Ubervoluntarily suspended its autonomous vehicle testing in Arizona, as well as California, Pittsburgh and Toronto. The ride-hailing service has fought a year-long court battle over its self-driving auto unit and put up a fight in late 2016 when it was asked to get a permit; Uberagreed to get one early last year.
Uber representatives Sarah Abboud and Matthew Wing separately responded to queries from the AP about a possible settlement by saying the San Francisco-based company is declining to comment.
In addition to suspending testing in Arizona and Pennsylvania, the company just told California that they would not be seeking to renew their testing license there either.
If you thought Uber and UberX were gamechangers by themselves, you're about to have your ass blown outta your trousers. "As we develop self-driving technology, safety is our primary concern every step of the way".
The human-driven auto, as its use expanded in the early 20th century, had a poor safety record that has markedly improved: In 1921, vehicle use resulted in 24 deaths for every 100 million miles traveled, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
The earlier Fusion test cars used seven lidars, seven radars and 20 cameras. Experts told The Associated Press that the technology on Uber's vehicle should have spotted (name her) the pedestrian and the failure revealed a serious flaw. She had crossed almost the entire four-lane, empty road before being struck by the front right side of the vehicle. That all sounds well and good until you consider the fact that self-driving cars are created to replace humans because we inherently make mistakes.
The company's handling of gender and race equality has been closely watched since a widely read blog post in February 2017 - penned by female engineer Susan Fowler - described Uber's work environment as one that tolerated and fostered sexual harassment.
Shrivastava asserts that an autonomous vehicle should travel only at the speed at which it can stop before its range of vision ends - the vehicle should be traveling slowly enough that it can instantly stop if an obstruction suddenly comes into view.
Chuck Price, partner and vice president of product at TuSimple, said company officials met with the governor's staff two days after the Uber incident and they remain "very supportive" of the company's efforts.
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