Uber self-driving auto death riddle: Was LIDAR blind spot to blame?
30 March, 2018, 00:20 | Author: Kristine Mills
"As long as human behaviors are the foundation of automated driving technology, safety will continue to be an issue", Shrivastava added. They have criticized the company instantly and distanced themselves.
He said the Uber accident will not impact Baidu's autonomous driving development plans. The law firm representing Herzberg's daughter and husband, whose names were not disclosed, said they would have no further comment on the matter as they considered it resolved. Even though video of the accident exists, we're still not sure what caused it - did the car's autonomous driving systems fail in some way, or can this accident be blamed on some other oversight?
This probably isn't a case of Uber acting with a simple abundance of caution.
Since Uber launched a self-driving auto program in early 2015, it has hustled to catch up with Waymo, which began working on the technology in 2009.
That video released by Tempe police shows what happened in the seconds before the vehicle, operating in autonomous mode, struck and killed 49-year-old Elaine Herzberg who was crossing the street outside of a crosswalk.
And Arizona governor Doug Ducey-who turned the state into a virtual test track for the industry by strictly limiting regulations-wrote to Uber's CEO, saying he expected companies developing self-driving technology to make safety their top priority.
Uber has agreed to pay $10 million to settle a class-action lawsuit brought by two women engineers who accused the ride-services company of gender and race discrimination.
A few months later, he signed a new bill that legalized ride-sharing services, appearing at a signing ceremony with executives from Uber and Lyft.
The broadly worded decision by a unanimous three-judge panel of the 3rd US Circuit Court of Appeals could help Uber defend against similar claims in NY and other cities where the taxi industry is struggling. Uber stated that they chose not to re-apply for a license in California "with the understanding that our self-driving vehicles would not operate in the state in the immediate future". In return, Uber provided Ducey with a free workspace when he visited San Francisco. Arizona Governor Doug Ducey also suspended the company's license to test self-driving cars in the state, making two US states which have now prohibited the company from testing the vehicles. "Given this, we made a decision to not reapply for a California permit with the understanding that our self-driving vehicles would not operate in the state in the immediate future". At the time, though, the governor failed to mention that Uber had been secretly testing such vehicles in the state since August.
The fallout from the accident could stall the development and testing of self-driving vehicles, created to eventually perform far better than human drivers and to sharply reduce the number of motor vehicle fatalities that occur each year.
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