Why Volvo’s Auto-Braking System Might Have Kept The Self-Driving Uber Crash From Being Fatal

The reason an Uber self-driving car fatally struck a pedestrian in March is coming into sharper focus, thanks to the release of a preliminary report on Thursday from the National Transportation Safety Board. But the agency’s findings raise a notable question: If the car—a Volvo XC90 outfitted with Uber’s own…

The Problem Isn’t Media Coverage Of Semi-Autonomous Car Crashes

In some corners of the world where Elon Musk’s word is taken as gospel, there’s a prevailing view that it’s irresponsible for news outlets to cover car crashes involving semi-autonomous technology as diligently as we’ve seen lately. Whether it’s Tesla investors stanning hard for the company, claiming “not one”…

Google Minivan In 'Autonomous Mode' Involved In Crash In Arizona (Update: Waymo Says Van Was Actually In 'Manual Mode')

A self-driving minivan belonging to Google’s self-driving car unit, Waymo, was involved in a crash in Chandler, Arizona on Friday. The aftermath looks brutal. (Update: In a statement to the press, Waymo says the self-driving Pacifica was actually in “manual mode” just before the crash. This conflicts with the police…

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