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nissan not changing autonomous drive tests over uber crash


yokohama, japan — nissan's chief planning officer says the japanese automaker does not plan to change its road tests for self-driving vehicles after the recent fatal accident of an uber autonomous vehicle.some fear a setback for the technology after a pedestrian was killed sunday night in a crash involving a self-driving uber suv in the u.s., the first death involving a full autonomous test vehicle.philippe klein, nissan's coo, said the automaker is ensuring its tests are safe. he said specially trained drivers always keep their hands on the steering wheels of such vehicles.nissan has been conducting autonomous driving tests in london, tokyo and california. the company, which has an alliance with renault sa of france and mitsubishi motors corp., is among the most aggressive among automaker






nissan not changing autonomous drive tests over uber crash


yokohama, japan (ap) — nissan’s chief planning officer says the japanese automaker does not plan to change its road tests for self-driving vehicles after the recent fatal accident of an uber autonomous vehicle.some fear a setback for the technology after a pedestrian was killed sunday night in a crash involving a self-driving uber suv in the u.s., the first death involving a full autonomous test vehicle.philippe klein, nissan’s coo, said the automaker is ensuring its tests are safe. he said specially trained drivers always keep their hands on the steering wheels of such vehicles.nissan has been conducting autonomous driving tests in london, tokyo and california. the company, which has an alliance with renault sa of france and mitsubishi motors corp., is among the most aggressive among auto






uber slams on the brakes, stops self-driving car tests


uber uber has suspended autonomous car tests in the us following an incident in which one of its self-driving cars was involved in a collision in tempe, arizona. the ride-hailing service's tests in both arizona and pittsburgh, pennsylvania have been stopped following the high-impact crash, in which photos on twitter reveal an uber car on its side while another vehicle is behind, laden with dents, scratches, and smashed windows. as reported by bloomberg, the vehicle involved in the collision is a self-driving suv, one of a fleet being tested by uber. an uber spokesperson confirmed the crash, saying that tests have been paused while the ride-hailing service completes an investigation into the situation. "we are continuing to look into this incident and can confirm we had no backseat passenge






uber slams on the brakes, stops self-driving car tests


uber uber has suspended autonomous car tests in the us following an incident in which one of its self-driving cars was involved in a collision in tempe, arizona. the ride-hailing service's tests in both arizona and pittsburgh, pennsylvania have been stopped following the high-impact crash, in which photos on twitter reveal an uber car on its side while another vehicle is behind, laden with dents, scratches, and smashed windows. as reported by bloomberg, the vehicle involved in the collision is a self-driving suv, one of a fleet being tested by uber. an uber spokesperson confirmed the crash, saying that tests have been paused while the ride-hailing service completes an investigation into the situation. "we are continuing to look into this incident and can confirm we had no backseat passenge






uber suspends self-driving car tests after pedestrian death in arizona


uber has halted testing of its autonomous vehicles across north america, the company announced monday, after a woman was struck and killed by one of its self-driving cars in tempe, ariz., on sunday night.the moratorium on testing includes san francisco, phoenix, pittsburgh and toronto, uber said.it is believed to be the first fatality in any testing program involving autonomous vehicles.the national transportation safety board has opened an investigation into the crash, ntsb spokesman eric weiss said.uber issued a short statement."our hearts go out to the victim's family. we are fully cooperating with local authorities in their investigation of this incident," a company spokeswoman said.the vehicle was in autonomous mode at the time of the crash, though a driver was behind the wheel, tempe






mired in controversy, lawsuits and theft allegations: uber to suspend autonomous


uber technologies inc. is suspending its self-driving car program after one of its autonomous vehicles was involved in a high-impact crash in tempe, arizona, the latest incident for a company reeling from multiple crises.in a photo posted on twitter, one of uber’s volvo self-driving suvs is pictured on its side next to another car with dents and smashed windows. an uber spokeswoman confirmed the incident, and the veracity of the photo, and added that the ride-hailing company is suspending its autonomous tests in arizona until it completes its investigation and pausing its pittsburgh operations.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,






the driver of the autonomous uber was distracted before fatal crash – techcrunch


the tempe, arizona police department have released a video showing the moments before the fatal crash that involved uber’s self-driving car. the video includes the view of the street from the uber and a view of minder behind the wheel of the autonomous uber.warning: this video is disturbing.the video shows the victim crossing a dark street when an uber self-driving volvo xc90 strikes her at 40 mph. it also shows the person who is supposed to be babysitting the autonomous vehicle looking down moments before the crash. it’s unclear what is distracting the minder. it’s also unclear why uber’s systems did not detect and react to the victim who was clearly moving across its range of sensors at walking speeds.uber provided the following statement regarding the incident to techcrunch:our hearts g






nissan will kick off self-driving leaf ev taxi service test in march


nissan is the latest automaker to make its autonomous vehicle testing intentions clear – it’ll begin a pilot of self-driving nissan leaf electric vehicles that can be hailed using a smartphone app much like an uber or a lyft, starting in march on japanese roads.this isn’t something nissan is doing alone – it’s working with japanese software maker dena to create the autonomous ride-hailing service. it’s also hoping to put a commercial fleet of leafs into service by the early 2020s, per the wall street journal.that’s a more general timeframe than some of its competitors have offered up – and further out, too. gm and its subsidiary cruise announced last week that they’d have a service ready to roll by 2019 based on their current progress, and ford was among the earliest to set a deadline for






uber self-driving crash: footage shows moment before impact


media playback is unsupported on your devicemedia captionuber dashcam footage shows moment before fatal impactpolice have released two videos showing the moments leading up to a fatal crash involving a self-driving uber car in tempe, arizona, on sunday.in the 14-second video, the autonomous vehicle is seen failing to slow down before hitting elaine herzberg, 49, who is walking her bike across the road.one video shows dashcam footage of the impact. the other, an uber operator monitoring the car's controls.uber has suspended self-driving tests in north america following the crash.in footage released on wednesday by the tempe police department, the human uber operator sitting inside the volvo appears to be looking down at something while the vehicle is travelling in autonomous mode.moments la






uber self-driving crash: footage shows moment before impact


media playback is unsupported on your devicemedia captionuber dashcam footage shows moment before fatal impactpolice have released two videos showing the moments leading up to a fatal crash involving a self-driving uber car in tempe, arizona, on sunday.in the 14-second video, the autonomous vehicle is seen failing to slow down before hitting elaine herzberg, 49, who is walking her bike across the road.one video shows dashcam footage of the impact. the other, an uber operator monitoring the car's controls.uber has suspended self-driving tests in north america following the crash.in footage released on wednesday by the tempe police department, the human uber operator sitting inside the volvo appears to be looking down at something while the vehicle is travelling in autonomous mode.moments la






uber restarts self-driving passenger pilots in arizona and pittsburgh


uber has confirmed that all its autonomous test cars are now back on the road in the us, following an accident in arizona on friday evening that left one of its vehicles flipped on its side. the company temporarily suspended its entire test program in the wake of the accident.a spokeswoman said uber ended its suspension of the testing program in tempe and pittsburg yesterday, following an investigation into the incident which involved one of its volvo suv self-driving test vehicles. it had earlier restarted tests in san francisco, where it is currently running development test operations.the spokeswoman told us uber felt confident in returning its remaining autonomous test vehicles to the road, having paused the passenger pilots to get a clearer picture of what happened in tempe.the uber t






uber restarts self-driving passenger pilots in arizona and pittsburgh


uber has confirmed that all its autonomous test cars are now back on the road in the us, following an accident in arizona on friday evening that left one of its vehicles flipped on its side. the company temporarily suspended its entire test program in the wake of the accident.a spokeswoman said uber ended its suspension of the testing program in tempe and pittsburgh yesterday, following an investigation into the incident which involved one of its volvo suv self-driving test vehicles. it had earlier restarted tests in san francisco, where it is currently running development test operations.the spokeswoman told us uber felt confident in returning its remaining autonomous test vehicles to the road, having paused the passenger pilots to get a clearer picture of what happened in tempe.the uber






uber self-driving car flipped on side in arizona crash


one of uber's self-driving suvs was left turned on its side with its windows smashed after colliding with another vehicle in tempe, arizona, once again raising questions about the safety of autonomous driving technology and how it will interact with human drivers on the road.police were called to a crash at approximately 6:25 p.m. friday to find that the uber suv had been hit when another vehicle failed to yield, according to the tempe police department. no serious injuries were reported.there was a person behind the wheel of the uber, though it's unclear whether that person was in control of the vehicle at the time of the crash, department spokeswoman josie montenegro said.an uber spokeswoman confirmed the incident and said additional details would be coming.the crash comes as uber grappl






uber suspends self-driving car tests after pedestrian death in arizona


uber technologies inc. halted autonomous vehicle tests after one of its cars struck and killed a woman in tempe, arizona, in what is likely the first pedestrian fatality involving the technology.the 49 year-old woman, elaine herzberg, was crossing the road outside of a crosswalk when the uber vehicle operating in autonomous mode under the supervision of a human safety driver, struck her, according to the tempe police department. she was transferred to a local hospital where she died from her injuries. "uber is assisting and this is still an active investigation," liliana duran, a tempe police spokeswoman, said in an emailed statement.uber said on monday that it was pausing tests of all its autonomous vehicles in pittsburgh, san francisco, toronto and the greater phoenix area. "our hearts g






uber suspends self-driving car tests after pedestrian death in arizona


uber technologies inc. halted autonomous vehicle tests after one of its cars struck and killed a woman in tempe, arizona, in what is likely the first pedestrian fatality involving the technology.the 49 year-old woman, elaine herzberg, was crossing the road outside of a crosswalk when the uber vehicle operating in autonomous mode under the supervision of a human safety driver, struck her, according to the tempe police department. she was transferred to a local hospital where she died from her injuries. "uber is assisting and this is still an active investigation," liliana duran, a tempe police spokeswoman, said in an emailed statement.uber said on monday that it was pausing tests of all its autonomous vehicles in pittsburgh, san francisco, toronto and the greater phoenix area. "our hearts g






self-driving uber suv struck during arizona accident


tempe, ariz. — officials say a self-driving uber suv was operating on its own when it was struck by another vehicle making a left turn at an intersection in arizona, where the company is testing autonomous vehicles.no one was seriously injured. uber says its vehicles have been grounded as it investigates.police in tempe say the self-driving suv was obeying the law and the driver in the other car who didn't yield was cited for a moving violation after the friday night crash.an uber statement saturday says there were no passengers in the self-driving volvo suv at the time of the crash but there were two operators in the front.police say the uber rolled over onto its side as a result of the collision.






uber self-driving car crash detailed in police report


a newly released tempe, ariz., police report sheds light on last week’s crash involving uber technologies inc.’s self-driving vehicle, revealing that the sport-utility vehicle was hit after entering an intersection on a yellow light.police had already ruled that uber’s vehicle, which the company has said was in autonomous mode, wasn’t to blame. statements to police suggest turning traffic blocked both parties’ views before the collision, raising new questions about what the sensors and cameras onboard the uber vehicle...






volvo, uber agree to provide tens of thousands of autonomous cars


swedish car maker volvo car group has agreed to supply uber with cars for use in the company’s planned autonomous car ride-hailing service. according to volvo’s nov. 20 announcement, the car company will sell tens of thousands of autonomous driving compatible base vehicles from 2019 to 2021. the two companies have been working together in tests in pittsburgh, san francisco and phoenix for the last few years.the volvo announcement said the agreement is non-exclusive, meaning that both uber and volvo could find other partners with whom to work in similar applications. according to a volvo spokesperson, volvo will use the same base cars for the development of its own autonomous car strategy, with the first fully autonomous car from volvo expected to be released in 2021.“this deal builds off o






uber grounds entire self-driving fleet as it probes arizona crash


uber has now grounded its entire autonomous test fleet in the u.s., following an accident in arizona which left one of its volvo suvs flipped on its side earlier today. the car was in self-driving mode at the time of the incident.as we reported earlier, the company suspended the pilot in arizona in the immediate aftermath of the crash. but it has now said it’s grounded its entire autonomous fleet — so also in the two other regions where it is currently piloting the self-driving cars: pittsburg and san francisco.“our vehicles in arizona remain grounded while we continue our investigation. our vehicles are grounded in pittsburgh and sf today as well,” an uber spokeswoman told us.four hours ago the same spokeswoman told us the fleet was grounded in arizona but did not mention the other two lo






uber suspends its self-driving car tests after one of its suvs was struck in ari


after a self-driving uber suv was struck in a high-impact collision friday night, the ride-hailing company is suspending tests of its autonomous vehicles while it investigates.officials say uber’s suv was operating on its own when it was hit by another vehicle making a left turn at an intersection in arizona, where the company is testing autonomous vehicles.police in tempe say the self-driving suv was obeying the law and the driver in the other car who didn't yield was cited for a moving violation.an uber statement saturday said there were no passengers in the self-driving volvo suv at the time of the crash, but there were two operators in the front. no one was seriously injured.police say the uber rolled over onto its side as a result of the collision.captionweekend roundup: 7 stories you






glitches or not, nissan starts testing semi-autonomous rides


yokohama, japan — in the future nissan envisions, driverless cars will pick up children from school and recommend restaurants to tourists in various languages.nissan motor co. says feedback from people who try it will be used to fine-tune its "robo-vehicle mobility service."the automaker said friday that 300 people have already signed up to try out easy ride next month. the japanese automaker hopes to roll it out as a commercial service in the early 2020s. details, including pricing, are undecided.the service was developed in a partnership, which began last year, with japanese mobile game provider dena co. dena has been working on driverless bus and delivery services in japan.for now, easy ride will be limited to a 4.5-kilometer (2.8-mile) course that starts from nissan headquarters and wi






uber ceo hopes to have self-driving cars in service in 18 months


uber ceo dara khosrowshahi was speaking to bloomberg editor-in-chief john micklethwait today at the new outlet’s event #theyearahead event, and he shared some more information about uber’s plans around autonomy, and autonomous ride-hailing service rollout.“true autonomy for every single use case, is some ways away,” khosrowshahi began, acknowledging that the problem is a massive one to solve. but, he suggested that the first uber autonomous vehicles to be deployed commercially would be on streets relatively soon.“we will have autonomous cars on the road, i believe within the next 18 months,” he said. “and not as a test case, as a real [use] case out there.”uber has put its autonomous vehicles on roads in a testing capacity in a number of different pilot projects, including most recently in






uber ceo hopes to have self-driving cars in service in 18 months


uber ceo dara khosrowshahi was speaking to bloomberg editor-in-chief john micklethwait today at the new outlet’s event #theyearahead event, and he shared some more information about uber’s plans around autonomy, and autonomous ride-hailing service rollout.“true autonomy for every single use case, is some ways away,” khosrowshahi began, acknowledging that the problem is a massive one to solve. but, he suggested that the first uber autonomous vehicles to be deployed commercially would be on streets relatively soon.“we will have autonomous cars on the road, i believe within the next 18 months,” he said. “and not as a test case, as a real [use] case out there.”uber has put its autonomous vehicles on roads in a testing capacity in a number of different pilot projects, including most recently in






uber suspends self-driving car program after arizona crash


uber technologies inc [uber.ul] suspended its pilot program for driverless cars on saturday after a vehicle equipped with the nascent technology crashed on an arizona roadway, the ride-hailing company and local police said.the accident, the latest involving a self-driving vehicle operated by one of several companies experimenting with autonomous vehicles, caused no serious injuries, uber said.even so, the company said it was grounding driverless cars involved in a pilot program in arizona, pittsburgh and san francisco pending the outcome of investigation into the crash on friday evening in tempe.“we are continuing to look into this incident,” an uber spokeswoman said in an email.the accident occurred when the driver of a second vehicle “failed to yield” to the uber vehicle while making a t






nissan tech allows a car to read your mind to boost reaction times


nissan’s latest research project is ‘brain-to-vehicle’ (aka ‘b2v’) tech that could have your next car anticipating your driving reactions before you can even translate them into a turn of the wheel or applying the brake. the neural interface, which can not only improve reaction times, but also manage cabin comforts based on signals it takes from your brain, is one of the things nissan will be showing off at ces this year.the automaker shared a look at its b2v tech ahead of the show, demonstrating how it improve reaction times by around 0.2 to 0.5 seconds, which, while a seemingly small period of time, could actually make a big difference on the road, where split-second decision-making can mean the difference between accidents and narrowly avoiding the same.anticipating things like braking,






nissan signs up to mobileye’s crowdsourced real-time maps for autonomous cars


mobileye’s road experience management (rem) platform scored another big win today: signing up nissan, the third major automaker to enter an agreement with the company to help build and use its high-precision road maps, which are updated in real time using anonymized, crowdsourced data from cars on the road.nissan joins bmw and volkswagen as rem platform members, and will both use the global roadbook maps that result from mobileye’s system to help its own vehicles navigate and to add redundancy to its forthcoming autonomous driving software. nissan vehicles will also help contribute to the pool of collective crowdsourced data, which is big for rem because the more vehicles participating, the better the quality of the real-time data that updates the maps across the fleet as soon as changes h






nissan’s self-driving test car tackles london streets


nissan is testing its self-driving vehicles on european streets for the first time, with a rollout begun monday in london. the tests, reported by reuters, involved modified nissan leaf electric vehicles equipped with a range of sensors and onboard computing power, going as fast as 50 miles per-hour, and transitioning between small local roads and larger, multi-lane thoroughfares.london was selected as the site of the first european tests because of the city’s attitude towards autonomous technology testing, which is fairly open, reuters reports. london’s tfl and police services are wondering closely with nissan on the test, meaning the automaker has to give those agencies a head up regarding its test routes, and maintain a complete log of outings for full disclosure to the public authoritie






nissan’s self-driving test car tackles london streets


nissan is testing its self-driving vehicles on european streets for the first time, with a rollout begun monday in london. the tests, reported by reuters, involved modified nissan leaf electric vehicles equipped with a range of sensors and onboard computing power, going as fast as 50 miles per-hour, and transitioning between small local roads and larger, multi-lane thoroughfares.london was selected as the site of the first european tests because of the city’s fairly open attitude towards autonomous technology testing, reuters reports. london’s tfl and police services are working closely with nissan on the test, meaning the automaker has to give those agencies a head up regarding its test routes, and maintain a complete log of outings for full disclosure to the public authorities.nissan’s t






uber's self-driving unit gets new head of hardware after levandowski firing


photo: gettylittle more than a week after uber dismissed the embattled engineer at the helm of its self-driving car project, the company is appointing a new head of hardware engineering to help lead its development of autonomous vehicles. brian zajac has worked at uber since the early stages of its autonomous vehicle development in 2015, and previously developed robotic systems for the us army and shell oil. he also contributed to research and development of a disaster-response robot at carnegie mellon university. (uber poached extensively from the university to beef up its autonomous vehicle staff, though it’s unclear whether zajac’s coming on board was part of that hiring spree.)with his promotion, zajac will report directly to eric meyhofer, who took over uber’s advanced technologies gr






uber's self-driving car involved in arizona crash


closeskip in skipxembedxshare tempe and chandler have become the latest hot spots in a tech trend that aims to change commutes across the globe: self-driving cars. wochita group of self driving uber vehicles position themselves to take journalists on rides during a media preview at uber's advanced technologies center in pittsburgh.(photo: gene j. puskar, ap) 37 connectlinkedinemailmorean uber self-driving car was involved in an accident in north tempe, ariz. on friday evening, ending up on its side after a crash involving two other vehicles, police said.the autonomous car, as they are technically known, collided with another vehicle that failed to yield while making a left-hand turn.  a third vehicle also was involved, police said, but no serious injuries were reported.the autonomous vehic






uber's self-driving car involved in arizona crash


closeskip in skipxembedxshare tempe and chandler have become the latest hot spots in a tech trend that aims to change commutes across the globe: self-driving cars. wochita group of self driving uber vehicles position themselves to take journalists on rides during a media preview at uber's advanced technologies center in pittsburgh.(photo: gene j. puskar, ap) 36 connectlinkedinemailmorean uber self-driving car was involved in an accident in north tempe, ariz. on friday evening, ending up on its side after a crash involving two other vehicles, police said.the autonomous car, as they are technically known, collided with another vehicle that failed to yield while making a left-hand turn.  a third vehicle also was involved, police said, but no serious injuries were reported.the autonomous vehic






uber's self-driving car involved in arizona crash


closeskip in skipxembedxshare tempe and chandler have become the latest hot spots in a tech trend that aims to change commutes across the globe: self-driving cars. wochita group of self driving uber vehicles position themselves to take journalists on rides during a media preview at uber's advanced technologies center in pittsburgh.(photo: gene j. puskar, ap) 39 connectlinkedinemailmorean uber self-driving car was involved in an accident in north tempe, ariz. on friday evening, ending up on its side after a crash involving two other vehicles, police said.the autonomous car, as they are technically known, collided with another vehicle that failed to yield while making a left-hand turn.  a third vehicle also was involved, police said, but no serious injuries were reported.the autonomous vehic






uber's self-driving car involved in arizona crash


closeskip in skipxembedxshare tempe and chandler have become the latest hot spots in a tech trend that aims to change commutes across the globe: self-driving cars. wochita group of self driving uber vehicles position themselves to take journalists on rides during a media preview at uber's advanced technologies center in pittsburgh.(photo: gene j. puskar, ap) 39 connectlinkedinemailmorean uber self-driving car was involved in an accident in north tempe, ariz. on friday evening, ending up on its side after a crash involving two other vehicles, police said.the autonomous car, as they are technically known, collided with another vehicle that failed to yield while making a left-hand turn.  a third vehicle also was involved, police said, but no serious injuries were reported.the autonomous vehic






uber's self-driving car involved in arizona crash


closeskip in skipxembedxshare tempe and chandler have become the latest hot spots in a tech trend that aims to change commutes across the globe: self-driving cars. wochita group of self driving uber vehicles position themselves to take journalists on rides during a media preview at uber's advanced technologies center in pittsburgh.(photo: gene j. puskar, ap) 30 connectlinkedinemailmorean uber self-driving car was involved in an accident in north tempe, ariz. on friday evening, ending up on its side after a crash involving two other vehicles, police said.the autonomous car, as they are technically known, collided with another vehicle that failed to yield while making a left-hand turn.  a third vehicle also was involved, police said, but no serious injuries were reported.the autonomous vehic






uber's self-driving car involved in arizona crash


closeskip in skipxembedxshare tempe and chandler have become the latest hot spots in a tech trend that aims to change commutes across the globe: self-driving cars. wochita group of self driving uber vehicles position themselves to take journalists on rides during a media preview at uber's advanced technologies center in pittsburgh.(photo: gene j. puskar, ap) 26 connectlinkedinemailmorean uber self-driving car was involved in an accident in north tempe, ariz. on friday evening, ending up on its side after a crash involving two other vehicles, police said.the autonomous car, as they are technically known, collided with another vehicle that failed to yield while making a left-hand turn.  a third vehicle also was involved, police said, but no serious injuries were reported.the autonomous vehic






uber's self-driving car involved in arizona crash


closeskip in skipxembedxshare tempe and chandler have become the latest hot spots in a tech trend that aims to change commutes across the globe: self-driving cars. wochita group of self driving uber vehicles position themselves to take journalists on rides during a media preview at uber's advanced technologies center in pittsburgh.(photo: gene j. puskar, ap) 21 connectlinkedinemailmorean uber self-driving car was involved in an accident in north tempe, ariz. on friday evening, ending up on its side after a crash involving two other vehicles, police said.the autonomous car, as they are technically known, collided with another vehicle that failed to yield while making a left-hand turn.  a third vehicle also was involved, police said, but no serious injuries were reported.the autonomous vehic






what happens if there's a nuclear war?


why should we care about politics on the other side of the world or whether or not a world leader displays a cavalier attitude toward using nuclear weapons?asapscience takes a closer look at why the world has been so determined to remove the nuclear option from world arsenals because of how one conflict can impact everyone on the planet.everyone.full story at youtube.where politics become immensely personal. posted by kate rinsema