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

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

Federal investigators have determined that a Uber self-driving car that killed 49-year-old pedestrian Elaine Herzberg in Tempe, Arizona, in March 2018 lacked programming to either recognize or respond to the presence of jaywalkers on the road. The US NTSB released 400 pages of documents on the fatal collision on Tuesday, finding numerous ’safety and design lapses’.

Timothy
Timothy
Dr. Ötker
Dr. Ötker 3 months

Humans don't detect Jaywalkers either. So... 🤷🏻‍♂️

Dust Phoxner
Dust Phoxner 3 months

Even if you could fix the problem at what point does the CPU in the car determine that the pedestrains life is more important than my own? I think im going to stick to human driven vehicles thank you. I'm not that lazy.

porcus
porcus 3 months

Huh. So they concluded that the autonomous car didn't do it on purpose....it was just a design flaw.

Talon One
Talon One 3 months

A) Before the demonizing of autonomous cars starts again... how many uber cars drove how many hours and how does the ratio of accidents compare to human drivers? No article mentions this. B) If you look at the footage, the jaywalking person was really hard to spot in the first place. A human driver probably wouldn't have been able to react.

Aaron W
Aaron W 3 months

Looks like a jaywalker problem and not a programing problem...

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