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Re: Uber fucked

Post by Dangerman » 04 May 2018, 20:33

Usually it's the medium who crosses over.

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Re: Uber fucked

Post by Warren » 04 May 2018, 20:37

damnit
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Re: Uber fucked

Post by JD » 07 May 2018, 14:41

Warren wrote:
04 May 2018, 19:58
Highway wrote:
04 May 2018, 18:41
Meanwhile, a Waymo vehicle gets into an accident... when another car crosses into oncoming traffic and hits it.
I like how a driver crosses over the medium and hits an oncoming Waymo van and the headline is "Self-driving car crash in Arizona".
A Waymo van which wasn't even in automatic mode. But the news is always looking for man bites dog, so...
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Re: Uber fucked

Post by Highway » 24 May 2018, 15:39

So the Uber AV fatality: The vehicle kinda waffled about what the object in the road was, but had picked it up at least 6 seconds before impact. But by the time it decided it was a bike and would be in the AV's path, it was down to 1.5 seconds from impact, at which point it was an emergency braking issue, an aspect that the Uber system left to the human behind the wheel by design, to "reduce the potential for erratic vehicle behavior". Of course, the vehicles didn't really have a way of notifying the human that they needed to emergency brake RIGHT NOW...

This is really a bad look for Uber overall. Yeah, it's a messup by the AV, but the fact that they made a decision like that in their design is a huge problem.
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Re: Uber fucked

Post by nicole » 09 Oct 2018, 11:50

Uber says it plans to spend money lobbying for congestion pricing in Seattle as part of a $10 million push for “sustainable mobility” policies in various cities.

The ride-hail app company and its rival, Lyft, have previously expressed support for the idea of tolling downtown streets in Seattle, where Mayor Jenny Durkan’s administration is working to develop a proposal. But Uber’s new commitment to actively press for congestion pricing in the city, shared with The Seattle Times last week, could be the biggest boost yet for an effort certain to encounter political roadblocks, including concerns about affordability.
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“We are going to invest $10 million over the next three years,” Uber spokesman Nathan Hambley said in an interview, referring to an announcement by CEO Dara Khosrowshahi last month about the public-policy spending.

“Part of that is going to go toward lobbying for congestion pricing … It’s a politically difficult case to make, but we feel strongly it’s good public policy,” Hambley added, saying the campaign will include lobbying in Seattle.
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Re: Uber fucked

Post by Mo » 15 Oct 2018, 08:53

Props to Dara Khosrowshahi for pulling out of the Saudi conference, despite the Saudis having invested $3.5 B in the company and holding a board seat.
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Re: Uber fucked

Post by JasonL » 15 Oct 2018, 13:17

Wow, it's ... the actual right signal to send? By Uber? About Saudis? I'm confused.

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Re: Uber fucked

Post by Mo » 15 Oct 2018, 16:50

Their new CEO is a Persian immigrant to the US. My guess is the Saudis were probably big Travis fans.
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