Northern Ireland 22 May 2019 Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share this with Facebook Share this with WhatsApp Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-48371200 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel A woman was killed during a high-speed car chase in Fermanagh after the driver was allegedly involved in a failed drugs … [Read more...] about Failed drug deal blamed for fatal crash
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Tesla's "Autopilot" system was engaged by a driver who was killed in a March crash in Florida, according to an initial accident report released Thursday. Preliminary data showed the Tesla driver engaged "Autopilot" about 10 second before the crash and that the device was active at the time the vehicle was struck by a truck-tractor semitrailer, the National Transportation Safety Board said. The accident, the latest involving Autopilot, left the Tesla driver, a 50-year-old male dead and the combination vehicle driver uninjured. The report did not conclude who was at fault for the crash. Tesla's website describes Autopilot as an "advanced driver system" that enhances safety with external cameras, sensors and a radar but demands a "fully attentive driver" at all times. The accident occurred after the Tesla careened into the combination vehicle on a southbound highway, which was slowing as it shifted highway lanes in preparation to turn into the northbound lane. The Tesla was travelling … [Read more...] about Tesla’s ‘Autopilot’ engaged in Florida fatal crash: report
The rise of robots and automation leads to a new world of questions over who or what is liable and responsible for harm committed by non humans. Future developments in robotics and AI could lead to robots needing some level of rights and legal responsibilities for actions, though the manufacturer of said robots would also be responsible, reports Perspecs. Self driving cars are the current subject of debate among scientists and robotics experts. If the car can judge situations and react accordingly but ends up killing someone, then who should take the blame? The Claim Researchers from the University of North Carolina believe laws and rights for robots and automated vehicles should be set out now, so they are in place before an incident occurs and those same laws and rights become influenced by public opinion. Dr Yochanan Bigman believes it is inevitable that robots will harm humans, citing an incident where a self driving car has already killed someone, while an earlier test of a … [Read more...] about Should a robot have rights?
Two deadly crashes involving Boeing’s newest airplane in less than six months puts in jeopardy not only the credibility of the manufacturer, but also new technologies actively being pushed by the world’s top tech firms. All Boeing 737 MAX 8 planes operated by global carriers were grounded earlier this month after an Ethiopian Airlines aircraft crashed shortly after take-off, taking a steep nosedive not far from Nairobi. The fatal accident which claimed 157 lives followed a similar crash in Indonesia, which killed all 189 people on board in October. The two crashes appear to have something in common. The crews of both aircraft reportedly struggled with the MAX 8 autopilot system which pointed the nose of the airplane down before the crash. Also on rt.com Profit v passenger safety: Why the US was the last to ground troubled Boeing jets The implications of the deadly incidents are much bigger than aviation itself, according to Alessandro Bruno, an independent … [Read more...] about Boeing’s latest crashes pose serious risk to global AI development – analysts
New research by Quality Control Systems Corporation (QCSC) has found that Tesla’s Autosteer may have made accidents more common instead of reducing crashes. According to the report, the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), which launched an investigation in 2016 following a fatal Tesla crash, has misinterpreted the data it was provided. Back then, the NHTSA determined that the system wasn’t just safe, but actually slashed crash rates by nearly 40 percent. Also on rt.com Tesla bursts into flames after fatal crash in Switzerland (PHOTOS) “After obtaining the formerly secret, underlying data through a lawsuit filed under the Freedom of Information Act against the US Department of Transportation, we discovered that the actual mileage at the time the Autosteer system was installed appears to have been reported for fewer than half the vehicles NHTSA studied,” the QCSC report said. “For those vehicles that do have apparent exact … [Read more...] about Tesla’s autopilot system not safe & may even increase risk of crashes – investigative report