An autonomous Uber vehicle struck and killed a woman crossing the street on her bicycle:
Not commenting as to who or what was at fault, just saying it's sad whenever a cyclist (or driver or pedestrian, for that matter), is injured or killed.
From what I see in the video, I agree with this article:
The following excerpt sums up my impression, too:
"The Uber SUV’s "lidar and radar absolutely should have detected her and classified her as something other than a stationary object," Bryant Walker Smith, a University of South Carolina law professor who studies self-driving cars, said in an email.
Smith said the video doesn’t fully explain the incident but "strongly suggests a failure by Uber’s automated driving system and a lack of due care by Uber’s driver (as well as by the victim)."
She did and a human driver would never have avoided her, however, this is a vehicle with multiple ways of sensing objects in complete darkness and it did detect her but ignored that data. Fuck Uber.
Fuuuuuuck Uber. For so many reasons https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2018/05/ubers-self-d...
Move fast and break things and kill people. Progress!