Uber to Suspend Autonomous Tests After Arizona Accident – Bloomberg

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The Uber vehicle was not responsible for the incident and there were no injuries, Tempe police information officer Josie Montenegro told Bloomberg News. Another car failed to yield for the Uber car, causing the autonomous vehicle to flip on its side, according to the police report.

I fit smack dab in the middle on this one. I have Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) and it can make driving difficult.This puts a burden on my wife who does the majority of the driving. A dedicated robotic car would solve many issues. I am thinking of a smaller cheaper vehicle that can be recharged and systems updated via the car dealer’s website. I would be responsible for the insurance on the vehicle, as well as maintaining the software through push updates on my phone. There would also be robot piloted only lanes. Obviously, we are a long way away from this happening, and my brain is not ready and able to figure out all the logistics.

The other side of the coin is, how can they be road testing this now and opening themselves up to such backlash? Has to be greed right? Bad business.

 

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-03-25/uber-autonomous-vehicle-gets-in-accident-in-tempe-arizona

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