Tesla Bears Some Blame for Self-Driving Crash Death, Feds Say

IT’S BEEN NEARLY a year and a half since Joshua Brown became the first person to die in a car driving itself. In May 2016, Brown was on a Florida highway in his Tesla Model S using Autopilot, the semi-autonomous driver assist feature that handles steering and speed during highway driving.

Tesla death smash probe: Neither driver nor autopilot saw the truck • The Register

American crash investigators have thrown open their files on a fatal motorway collision between a Tesla Model S and a truck, confirming Tesla’s earlier statement that its autopilot failed to notice the truck blocking the car’s path.

Uber wasn’t to blame for robo-ride crash – or was it? Witness said car tried to ‘beat the lights’ • The Register

A police report appears to support the claim that Uber was not to blame for a recent crash of its self-driving car in Tempe, Arizona. But the incident raises serious questions about what rules the startup’s engineers are putting into the car’s software.

Uber Self-Driving Crash in Tempe, Arizona Is a Reminder of Human Terrible-ness | WIRED

A self-driving Uber car was involved in a high-speed crash in Tempe, Arizona yesterday. No one was seriously injured, and the Volvo XC90 SUV, which was driving itself at the time, had the right of way and bears no blame, according to police.

“We are continuing to look into this incident and can confirm we had no backseat passengers in the vehicle,” says Uber spokesperson Chelsea Kohler.

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