Uber’s self-driving software detected the pedestrian in the fatal Arizona crash but did not react in time

As part of its ongoing preliminary internal investigation, #Uber has determined that its self-driving software did detect the pedestrian who was killed in a recent crash in Arizona but did not react immediately. The company’s internal investigation as well as the federal investigation are ongoing. [Read More]

Summary… * Machine-Made


As part of its ongoing preliminary internal investigation, #Uber has determined that its self-driving software did detect the pedestrian who was killed in a recent crash in Arizona but did not react immediately, according to The Information.
Both #Uber and the National Transportation Safety Board launched investigations into the crash to determine whether the software was at fault.
Self-driving companies are able to tune their technologies to be more or less cautious when it is maneuvering around obstacles on public roads.
(At the time, #Uber pointed out this is not the only metric by which to measure self-driving progress.)
As CityLab previously reported, some #Uber safety drivers shared those concerns.

Opinion… * Man-Made


The software of the self-driving #Uber that killed a pedestrian in Arizona… was adjusted to be less reactive (slower to react) to objects in its path that may be “false positives” (such as a plastic bags). #AutonomousVehicle #Trend

Source: Recode