08 avril 2018

Waymo CEO: Self-Driving Tech Not to Blame for Tesla Death

As controversy swirls around the death of a Model X driver last month, the head of Alphabet Inc.’s self-driving car unit is drawing distinctions between his company’s technology and Tesla Inc.’s Autopilot. Wei Huang, 38, died March 23 when his sport utility vehicle using the driver-assistance system Autopilot collided with a highway barrier in Mountain View, California, and caught fire. Computer logs recovered from the vehicle showed he didn’t have his hands on the steering wheel for six seconds before the crash, according to a Tesla... [Lire la suite]
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05 mars 2016

How Google driverless cars deal with emergencies

How Google driverless cars deal with emergencies Google has shed some light on why one of its driverless cars was stopped by police for driving too slow last month, an incident that attracted widespread attention as the vehicles continue to capture the public's imagination. Google's driverless car was stopped by police in California in a curious incident – moving at a speed of 24 miles per hour (mph) in a 35 mph zone. The firm does not send its self-driving car on roads with a speed limit above 35 mph. In its monthly... [Lire la suite]