17 May '18, 3pm

Self-Driving Cars Don’t See Cyclists Either https://t.co/EEMJVLawOX

Self-Driving Cars Don’t See Cyclists Either By Paul Rauber This Bike to Work Day, spare a thought for Elaine Herzberg, the Tempe, Arizona woman who was killed by an Uber self-driving car driving in autonomous mode on March 18. Both Uber and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating the incident; according to The Information , Uber has concluded that the software that determines how the car is to react to objects had been set to ignore false positives, "such as a plastic bag floating over the road." Except in this case, the object was not a plastic bag but a woman wheeling her bike across the road. A lot was written about Herzberg's death, in part because a cyclist getting killed by a driverless car is more novel than the 800+ cyclists who are killed each year by humans at the wheel. The League of American Bicyclists reports that the U.S. Senate is now taki...

Full article: https://www.ecowatch.com/self-driving-cars-cyclists-25697...

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