The latest news in the field of self-driving cars regulations was released last month when the House of Representatives agreed to allow 100,000 autonomous and semi-autonomous test vehicles on the roadways. This step was enabled through a bill called the Highly Automated Vehicle Testing and Deployment Act of 2017 [PDF] which not only raised the number of driverless cars but also exempts manufacturers from traditional safety standards while deploying the cars for testing purposes. More driverless cars on our public roads pose higher accident risks even if they’re here for mere testing purposes. Increasing the number of testing vehicles to 100 000 is not the biggest concern; the typology of the cars that are now allowed in traffic is more disconcerting. We can expect to see completely autonomous cars which are devoid of steering wheels anytime soon on our roads. … [Read more...] about When Driverless Cars Crash, Who’s to Blame?
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Electric car-maker Tesla says the autopilot system in a Model X vehicle engaged at the time the vehicle was involved in a deadly crash. The sedan hit a concrete divider and collided with two other cars on a road south-east of San Francisco, California on March 23. The car became engulfed in flames after the battery caught fire. The 38-year-old Tesla driver later died in hospital. The company said logs showed the driver had ignored earlier warnings to put his hands on the steering wheel, but it did not explain whether the system had detected the traffic barrier. "The driver had received several visual and one audible hands-on warning earlier in the drive and the driver's hands were not detected on the wheel for six seconds prior to the collision," a statement on the Tesla website said. "The driver had about five seconds and 150 metres of unobstructed view of the concrete divider with the crushed crash attenuator, but the vehicle logs show that no action was taken. "Safety is at the … [Read more...] about Federal investigators are looking into Tesla’s latest autopilot crash in Utah
In this frame grab taken Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018 armed police detain a man who was in a car that crashed into security barriers outside the Houses of Parliament stands to the right of a bus in London. London police say that a car has crashed into barriers outside the Houses of Parliament and that there are a number of injured. (ITN via AP) … [Read more...] about Police say car crash outside Parliament in London deliberate
“An investigation into the circumstances surrounding the collision are ongoing and I urge anyone who either saw what happened, or saw either vehicle in the lead-up to the incident, to please get in touch as soon as possible. … [Read more...] about Woman killed in two-car crash on Black Isle
Police believed the pellet gun was a real gun, according to Aaron. The first officer to respond fired at Montano after the suspect fired the pellet gun at him. Montano began using pepper spray and fired his pellet gun again when additional officers arrived, spurring the officers to fire back. Officers opened fire again when Montano advanced toward the officers holding an ax. … [Read more...] about Suspect in latest theater attack had been committed four times