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PaulK
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Message 103 of 142 (830427)
03-29-2018 2:45 AM


Interesting developments
From The Register - not a top source, but usually not too bad.

Apparently the Uber car had only a single-top mounted LIDAR sensor, which creates a blind spot low and close to the vehicle. Most self-driving vehicles have 5 or 6 including side-mounted sensors.

A spokesman for Aptiv, which supplies other sensors and software, claimed that their systems were disabled on the car in question.

Looks like a case of Uber being Uber and cutting too many corners.


  
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Message 121 of 142 (845123)
12-12-2018 11:43 AM
Reply to: Message 113 by Percy
12-12-2018 9:10 AM


Re: Blowing own horn again...
Uber is much worse - at least with cars. Ars Technica


“A car was damaged nearly every other day in February," Miller said. "We shouldn’t be hitting things every 15,000 miles."

(The Computer Science department at Uni had a DEC 20 - I used it quite a bit)


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