Tuesday December 20, 2016

Uber Admits To Self-Driving Car 'Problem' In Bike Lanes

An Uber spokesperson told The Guardian that it is working to fix an issue in the car’s programming that causes the vehicles to make an "unsafe right-hook-style turn through a bike lane." No ETA was given for a fix.

An Uber spokeswoman said on Monday that engineers were working to fix a flaw in the programming that advocates feared could have deadly consequences for cyclists. Uber began piloting its self-driving vehicles in its home town of San Francisco last week, despite state officials’ declaration that the ride-share company needed special permits to test its technology. On day one, numerous autonomous vehicles آ– which have a driver in the front seat who can take control آ– were caught running red lights and committing a range of traffic violations.