Uber self-driving car fatality: Everyone is to blame

March’s pedestrian fatality from an Uber self-driving car can be blamed on Uber’s faulty software, an inattentive operator, and an inattentive pedestrian, according to an initial NTSB report into the fatality.  There’s blame to go around, and perhaps it is Uber’s software that is most to blame?  I don’t understand…

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Uber self-driving car fatality blamed on faulty software

Uber seems to have determined their own software was, unsurprisingly, the primary cause of last months fatal self-driving car accident.  In that accident a pedestrian crossing a street was struck by an experimental Uber self-driving car, and died of injuries shortly thereafter.  According to sources within Uber cited by “The…

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Uber, Lyft, reduce car ownership and car travel

Traffic congestion is one of the negative sides of the car-dominated transportation system.  The road system wasn’t built to handle the amount of traffic currently on the roads.  Building more roads is not the solution since traveling in that direction simply leads to more sprawl because of geometrical requirements placed…

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Obama Administration pushes to accelerate autonomous vehicle technology

Today the Obama Administration announced a plan to accelerate autonomous vehicle development, citing the need to reduce traffic congestion and to embrace the future of transportation.  The press release referred to a report published last fall by the Department of Transportation highlighting transportation challenges we face due to increasing population,…

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