Uber suspends self-driving car program after Arizona crash

Discussion in 'Melbourne | Uber Drivers Forum' started by DriverX, Mar 28, 2017.

  1. DriverX

    DriverX Active Member

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  2. Riders Champion

    Riders Champion Well-Known Member


    Sucked in robots.
  3. DriverX

    DriverX Active Member

    They stole the technology from Google and now seem unable to even make it work right.

    Forget about driverless cars in the next 20 years IMO.
    Last edited: Mar 29, 2017
  4. Moober68

    Moober68 Active Member

    Google wasn't able to make it work right either. Uber knew that. And decided to try anyway
    What was that classic definition of insanity? Repeating the same action hoping for different result?
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  5. Uberx zoom

    Uberx zoom Well known member (founder)

    You took the words right out of my mouth.

    I dont think anyone can make driverless cars work 100% yet. Roads are not ready not to mention legislation which is light years away. Still just a dream at this stage.
    Last edited: Mar 29, 2017
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  6. Dimmi Quando

    Dimmi Quando Member

    Roads will never be ready. Driverless will not work with driven, ever. Different sport. If hypothetically in some random space someone manages to eliminate all driven cars and all current roads built for driven cars and replace the whole thing with driverless cars and appropriately designed roads, maybe. But this is as much of an utopia as going 100% renewable energy eliminating all things fossil. Nice but not likely.
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  7. Dimmi Quando

    Dimmi Quando Member

    In fact, they already unsuspended:


    Uber’s self-driving fleet is back on the road after a car crash Friday night prompted the company to temporarily suspend them.

    The ride-hailing company said Monday that its vehicles would hit the streets of San Francisco, Pittsburgh and Tempe, Ariz., by the end of the day and resume picking up paying riders in the latter two cities. A spokeswoman said Uber felt confident in returning the vehicles to the road after one of its self-driving Volvo XC90s was struck and overturned in Tempe on Friday evening.

    The suckers feel confident...
  8. Uberx zoom

    Uberx zoom Well known member (founder)

    The fact they keep crushing and often for trivial reasons is already a big put off.

    Not enough allowance for other driver errors so it seams...

    According to the Hearladsun:

    The accident occurred when the other vehicle "failed to yield" while making a left turn, police said.
  9. Dimmi Quando

    Dimmi Quando Member

    Ya think??

    Of course not. What does a human do when confronted with another human doing the wrong thing? Readjusts and and tries to remove themselves from the situation. What does a robot do? Proceeds with the algorithm as it is not doing anything wrong (which is true, it isn't).

    Better question is, who is going to be willing to be a passenger in a driverless car? A stupid kid who spent too much time playing computer games? I wouldn't personally. Don't care how cheap it might be.
  10. Uberx zoom

    Uberx zoom Well known member (founder)

  11. YOU get a self-driving car! and YOU get a self-driving car! and YOU get a self-driving car!
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  12. eXploitation

    eXploitation Active Member

    they be much more inclined to make roads car unfriendly and push PT would they not?

    plus the bullshit bike strategies - even pedestrians are second class citizens to bikers!

    especially with high density starting to expand I think cars will be taxed the shit out of for the priviledge

    check high street around Westgarth and Northcote for a clue
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  13. HumungousDill

    HumungousDill Active Member

    I'm surprised San Francisco let them back in after they defiantly tried to operate without permits previously.
    Also there were 6 incidents where a red light was run , one of which was captured on Dash cam and circulated on Youtube.
    I have trouble getting to the destination using their mapping, what chance does a driverless car have lol.
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