Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Uber's Self-Driving Car Sensors Ignored Cyclist In Fatal Accident

Wow...wait... what?!?!?! That cyclist totally looked like a paper bag...mow it down. 

The car’s sensors detected the pedestrian, who was crossing the street with a bicycle, but Uber’s software decided it didn’t need to react right away. That’s a result of how the software was tuned. Like other autonomous vehicle systems, Uber’s software has the ability to ignore “false positives,” or objects in its path that wouldn’t actually be a problem for the vehicle, such as a plastic bag floating over a road.