Fatality

6th November 2018

Uber Bids to Restart AV Tests in Pittsburgh, but Company Isn’t Rushing

Six months after a fatal crash involving one of its autonomous vehicles, Uber is taking the first steps to restart its program in Pittsburgh.

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9th August 2018

IIHS Report Slams Uber for Turning Off Braking System Before Fatal Crash

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has issued a new report that takes Uber to task for disabling the braking system of a self-driving car before a fatal crash...

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13th July 2018

Uber Replacing AV Driver Job With Specialist Role

As Uber plans to restart its autonomous vehicle testing in Pittsburgh, the company is replacing some workers and addressing other safety concerns.

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25th June 2018

Fatal Uber Crash Probe Finds Driver Was Streaming Video

In a report, police investigators found that the backup driver in the Uber vehicle that fatally struck a pedestrian had been streaming a TV show before the accident.

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31st May 2018

NTSB Report on Uber Crash May Shake Up AV Testing

Last week's NTSB report on the fatal crash involving an Uber autonomous vehicle and a pedestrian is a windows into how politicians and the public are rethinking self-driving technology.

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25th May 2018

Emergency Braking Was Disabled Before Fatal Uber AV Crash

The self-driving Uber SUV that killed a pedestrian in Arizona earlier this year had its automatic braking system turned off to prevent erratic driving, the National Transportation Safety Board...

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9th May 2018

Subaru’s EyeSight ADAS Tech Wins Praise in HLDI Study

The HLDI study found that Subaru's EyeSight ADAS technology helped reduce pedestrian crashes.

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3rd May 2018

Elon Musk: Teslas Could Reach Autonomy in Late 2019

In announcing the company's first-quarter results, Tesla CEO Elon Musk made a bold prediction that the company's vehicle could achieve autonomy by the end of 2019. Musk also defended...

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23rd April 2018

Should Government Brake or Accelerate Self-Driving Cars?

A recent debate among government regulators and auto industry executives shows that the road to autonomous cars is no straight line.

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5th April 2018

AV START Bill Under Fire Following Uber, Tesla Crashes

Following a pair of fatal crashes involving Uber and Tesla vehicles, US Sen. Richard Blumenthal and consumer advocacy groups are looking to bolster the safety and reporting standards of...

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3rd April 2018

Waymo, Honda Reportedly Partnering on AV Development

Following a fatal crash in Arizona involving a self-driving Uber vehicle, Tesla is facing questions after a driver was killed while using Autopilot in his Model X.

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30th March 2018

Uber’s Woes Signal Tougher Times for Autonomous Cars

Uber has been a controversial company before this month's fatal crash involving a self-driving vehicle in Arizona. Now, the pressure on the company, and the whole autonomous industry, is...

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