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George R [PersonRank 10]

Saturday, August 6, 2011
10 years ago13,753 views

One of Google's robotic cars may have caused a five car accident. Google seems to be claiming that it was in manual mode at the instant of the collision.

http://m.jalopnik.com/5828101/
http://news.cnet.com/8301-17852_3-20088751-71/googles-self-driving-wreck-really-human-error/

George R [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

"Well, I don't think there is any question about it. It can only be attributable to human error. This sort of thing has cropped up before, and it has always been due to human error."
(1968 Kubrick & Clarke, "2001: A Space Odyssey")
http://www.underview.com/haltrans.html#imsure
http://www.palantir.net/2001/tma1/wav/error.wav

George R [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

The above audio file is linked as "error.wav" from the following page:
http://www.palantir.net/2001/sounds.html

Roger Browne [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

Google is surely recording live video from every self-driving vehicle. Even if not for road safety purposes, Google must need video so that they can review vehicle performance and refine their algorithms.

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