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Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous, TCA

Waymo CEO Krafcik Has ‘A Lot of Confidence’ His Tech Would Have Avoided Deadly Uber Accident

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In a pioneering self-driving car company’s first public comments on the Uber autonomous car accident March 18 that killed an Arizona woman, Waymo CEO John Krafcik said his tech could “handle” that very scenario.

Marco della Cava | USA Today
March 26, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Senate Bill Could Clean Up Patchwork Autonomous Vehicle Laws

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The companies and officials influencing the development of self-driving technology offered a wide variety of reactions to the death of a pedestrian struck by an Uber autonomous vehicle March 18.

Brad Stone | Bloomberg News
March 26, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous, TCA

San Francisco Mayor Says Driverless Cars Are ‘Future of the Streets’

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Days after a fatal self-driving-car collision in Arizona, six makers of driverless vehicles came to San Francisco on March 22 to demonstrate their technology — and emphasize its safety features — to city leaders and public-safety officers.

Carolyn Said | San Francisco Chronicle
March 23, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

After Uber Crash, Florida Still Welcomes Free-Range Robot Cars

Ford has chosen Miami-Dade to be the first large-scale test site of its self-driving vehicle fleet. (Ford)

The anything-goes approach meant to bring autonomous vehicles to Florida won’t change after the first fatal collision.

David Welch | Bloomberg News
March 23, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous, Editorial

Editorial: A Proper Pause for Safety’s Sake

The decision by Uber to halt testing of its autonomous trucks in the wake of a fatal accident involving one of its pilot autonomous cars was a prudent move, and one that demonstrates how the relentless pace of technological innovation sometimes needs a pause.

Transport Topics
March 22, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics, Autonomous

PHMSA Requests Input on Transporting Hazardous Materials With Automated Technologies

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The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration has requested information on the use of automated technologies in the transportation of hazardous materials, according to a document published in the Federal Register March 22.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
March 22, 2018
Business, Technology, Autonomous, TCA

Video From Self-Driving Uber Car Captures First Fatal Collision

Dashcam video from inside Uber A still photo from a dashcam video taken inside a self-driving Uber vehicle shows pedestrian appearing suddenly in a dark roadway moments before the collision. (Tempe, Ariz., police department via AP)

Police in Tempe, Ariz., on March 21 released dashcam videos of the fatal accident March 18 in which an Uber car operating in autonomous mode struck and killed a pedestrian, showing the car did not slow down or alter its course to avoid her.

Carolyn Said | San Francisco Chronicle
March 21, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Trump Infrastructure Proposal Could Fund Self-Driving Truck Lanes, DOT Official Says

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Projects aimed at building dedicated lanes for self-driving trucks would qualify for funds under President Donald Trump’s infrastructure proposal unveiled last month, a top federal transportation official said March 16.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
March 20, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

Toyota Pauses Robot-Car Program Citing Drivers’ Emotional Toll

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Toyota Motor Corp. has halted tests of its “Chauffeur” autonomous driving system on U.S. public roads after a Uber Technologies Inc. vehicle operating in autonomous mode under the supervision of a human safety driver struck and killed a woman in Tempe, Arizona, on March 18.

John Lippert | Bloomberg News
March 20, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

Uber Crash Is Nightmare Driverless World Feared but Expected

This March 19, 2018 still image taken from video provided by ABC-15, shows investigators at the scene of a fatal accident involving a self-driving Uber car on the street in Tempe, Ariz. (ABC-15.com via AP)

Waymo recently showed a video of people riding in its self-driving minivans. They thumbed their phones, yawned and one snoozed. he message: Driverless cars are so safe, they’re boring.

Bloomberg News
March 20, 2018

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