Uber develops technique to predict pedestrian behavior, while new documents are released about last year's accident

Image: ABC 15 Uber did not have a formal safety plan in place at the time when one of its self-driving cars killed a woman in Tempe, Arizona, last year, according to a trove of new documents released by the National Traffic Safety Board on Tuesday. Its autonomous vehicles were not programmed to react to people who were jaywalking, and the company had been involved in over three dozen crashes prior to the one that killed 49-year-old Elaine Herzberg in March 2018. These new details cast a harsh light on Uber’s self-driving vehicle program, which has tentatively restarted testing after shutting down in the wake of the March 18th crash. And they set the stage for a potentially contentious hearing later this month when NTSB will decide the probable causes... Continue reading…

Uber develops technique to predict pedestrian behavior, while new documents are released about last year's accident

In years to come, self-driving vehicles could gradually become a popular means of transportation. Before this can happen, however, researchers will need to develop tools that ensure that these ...

Tue 12 Nov 19 from TechXplore

Self-driving Uber in fatal crash did not know people could jaywalk

Vehicle had failed to properly identify pedestrian, National Transportation Safety Board concludes

Wed 6 Nov 19 from The Independent

Uber in fatal self-driving crash had software flaws, US agency says

The company's autonomous test vehicles have been involved in 37 crashes over the prior 18 months, US agency the National Transportation Safety Board reveals as ...

Wed 6 Nov 19 from ABC Science

Software behind self-driving Uber crash didn't recognize jaywalkers

An Uber self-driving car that struck and killed a woman last year in Arizona failed to recognize her as a pedestrian because she was jaywalking, US transport regulators said Tuesday.

Wed 6 Nov 19 from TechXplore

Self-Driving Uber Car Involved in 2018 Crash Didn’t Understand Jaywalking

Volvo Cars and Uber join forces to develop autonomous driving cars Uber faced serious questions in 2018 when one of its experimental autonomous ...

Thu 7 Nov 19 from Extremetech

How terrible software design decisions led to Uber’s deadly 2018 crash

NTSB says the system "did not include consideration for jaywalking pedestrians."

Wed 6 Nov 19 from Arstechnica

NTSB Investigation Into Fatal Autonomous Uber Accident Finds Guidance Software Flaws

A National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) report outlines findings in its investigation into a fatal accident with an Uber autonomous vehicle and a pedestrian. As part of its investigation, ...

Wed 6 Nov 19 from HotHardware

Serious safety lapses led to Uber’s fatal self-driving crash, new documents suggest

Image: ABC 15 Uber did not have a formal safety plan in place at the time when one of its self-driving cars killed a woman in Tempe, Arizona, last year, according to a trove of ...

Wed 6 Nov 19 from The Verge

Uber self-driving car involved in crash had no system to identify jaywalkers - Roadshow

New documents released by the National Transportation Safety Board shed light on the fatal crash in Arizona last year.

Wed 6 Nov 19 from CNET Cutting Edge

Uber self-driving car involved in fatal crash couldn't detect jaywalkers

Uber's self-driving car that struck and killed a pedestrian in March 2018 had serious software flaws, including the inability to recognize jaywalkers, according to the NTSB. The ...

Wed 6 Nov 19 from Engadget

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