20 March 2018

It could've been worse...

...think "sex robot"...insert alt text here

"A self-driving Uber car hit and killed a woman in Arizona on Sunday night in what appears to be the first fatal accident involving an autonomous vehicle, according to reports."
Don't just phone it in...robokill


2 comments:

Fred from BC said...

This story made me curious, not because of the information given, but because of the information *not* given. Turns out, if you search for it, that the woman was not just "walking outside of a crosswalk" as reported by most news outlets. No, the was actually "crossing the street outside of a crosswalk"...in other words, what we used to call JAYWALKING. There's a reason that it's illegal and you get a fine for doing it. I don't understand why people appear to be trying to hide this fact.

Neo Conservative said...

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and people being people do unexpected, unlawful things. kate at sda has a post on how the vehicles lidar, given the terrain, should have noticed this "obstacle".

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