Published: Fri, March 30, 2018
Markets | By Josh Butler

Baidu completes 5G autonomous driving test in China's showcase tech city

Baidu completes 5G autonomous driving test in China's showcase tech city

Gov. Ducey-who once wrote in a December 2016 statement that "Arizona welcomes Uber self-driving cars with open arms and wide open roads"-now faces scrutiny about exactly how close he was to Uber".

"There certainly will be calls to stop all autonomous vehicles testing, not just Uber's program", Tomer said in a post on the institution's website.

The weather was fine when the fatal crash occurred; the weather could not have been a factor.

"Allegations that any company has secretly tested self-driving cars in Arizona is 100 percent false", Ducey spokesman Patrick Ptak said.

Arizona and California have been particularly encouraging, hoping that companies developing autonomous technology in those states will create local jobs and facilities devoted to a promising new industry. The nonprofit group Consumer Watchdog has argued that autonomous vehicles are not ready for roads and the public should not be put at risk to test such technology. The fall-out from the accident could impede the research, development, and testing of self-driving vehicles.

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It was reportedly the first fatality in the USA involving a self-driving vehicle.

They also underlie a broader concern that the accident - vividly captured on a dashboard video - could turn public opinion against the nascent technology that has enjoyed relatively light-touch regulation from state and federal authorities.

Nvidia has also halted testing of AVs until more is known about the cause of the Uber collision. Most of Uber Freight's business does not involve the company's autonomous trucks.

But the accident highlights the need to balance innovation with safety. The pooling service first launched globally in 2014 and since that time, the company says more than one billion rides have been taken and around 20% of trips taken in cities where it's available are UberPool rides. Every improving technology occasionally lets us down, sometimes with deadly consequences.

The human-driven auto, as its use expanded in the early 20th century, had a poor safety record that has markedly improved: In 1921, vehicle use resulted in 24 deaths for every 100 million miles traveled, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Failures inform. They tell engineers, scientists and innovators what needs to be reworked. Under what circumstances should testing data be published and monitored?

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