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    Thanks for the link. Uber had a problem with...

    Thanks for the link.

    Uber had a problem with their obstacle detection software triggering too often, generating false positive warnings about obstacles that "unnecessarily" stopped their cars.
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    Fact Check: The problem is not that the world is...

    Fact Check: The problem is not that the world is pretending that those Embrark-brand "autonomous trucks" don't exist, the problem is that you are pretending that they are something they are not.
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    Steve, that's not a theory, it's a fact. Nvidia...

    Steve, that's not a theory, it's a fact. Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang made that comment a while ago. They can't sell enough GPU to gamers any more, so they're focusing on bitcoin mining, supercomputing...
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    Tesla in Open Feud with US Safety Board over...

    Tesla in Open Feud with US Safety Board over Crash Probe
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    Huang / Model X: Tesla Blames Driver in Fatal...

    Huang / Model X:

    Tesla Blames Driver in Fatal Crash as Victim's Family Lawyers Up

    At least Uber was smart enough to settle. Elon the Arrogant is going to make them go to court.
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    With that in mind, you have to wonder why they...

    With that in mind, you have to wonder why they haven't made the obvious choice:


    http://music-electronics-forum.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=48358&d=1523051552

    Instead of training computers...
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    Moore's Law isn't a law any more. The problem is...

    Moore's Law isn't a law any more. The problem is that to make computers faster, you have to increase clock speed; to increase clock speed you have to increase voltage; when you increase voltage,...
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    Right. ONE second. That was a mistype on my...

    Right. ONE second. That was a mistype on my part. I had 6 seconds on my brain because Huang let go of the wheel for 6 seconds. And that would result in about a 600-foot distance covered.

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    Re: Uber and Herzberg: Arizona, Suppliers...

    Re: Uber and Herzberg:

    Arizona, Suppliers Unite Against Uber SDC Program

    Velodyne and Aptiv Defend Their Systems, Blame Uber for Herzberg Crash
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    SDC Promote Driver Distraction

    Back to the most recent Tesla accident -- the March 23, 2018 crash of a Tesla Model X that killed Wei Huang on the 101 in Mountain View, California:

    Tesla has confirmed that auto-pilot was in-use...
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    I think the idea that Uber provides people with...

    I think the idea that Uber provides people with meaningful economic opportunity is fundamentally flawed. Driving a taxi cab isn't a good paying job, it never has been. It's always been one of the...
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    These companies that are working on the...

    These companies that are working on the development and deployment of SDC aren't doing it to improve safety or to benefit mankind. Those are the cover stories that they use to sell the idea to naive...
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    Uber Plans to Eliminate an Entire Class of Low-Paying Jobs: Taxi Drivers

    My neighbor backed into my car and cracked it's bumper. When I called my insurance company to file a claim, they asked several scripted questions. The first one was whether I've ever used the car...
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    Would that have been the Wei Huang / Tesla X...

    Would that have been the Wei Huang / Tesla X crash on the 101 in Mountain View? I linked the story two posts earlier, but I hadn't heard whether the Tesla was on Auto-Pilot or not. I would suspect...
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    The data sheet for the Velodyne sensor listed the...

    The data sheet for the Velodyne sensor listed the frequency of the laser emitter, but mentioned nothing about the frequency response of the sensor.

    there's another accident that happened in...
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    I'm not sure that a whole lot of processing power...

    I'm not sure that a whole lot of processing power is needed to sort out IR light vs. visible light. Cameras use passive detachable filters to selectively block either visible or IR light. Depending...
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    Wikipedia said it was a Lidar image, not a...

    Wikipedia said it was a Lidar image, not a composite Lidar-photo image.

    I agree, my impression is that the oncoming vehicle is a person riding a bike.

    Looking at the shadows suggests that the...
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    The Bill as Introduced: ...

    The Bill as Introduced:

    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/BILLS-115s1885is/pdf/BILLS-115s1885is.pdf

    AMERICAN VISION FOR SAFER TRANSPORTATION
    THROUGH ADVANCEMENT OF REVOLUTIONARY
    TECHNOLOGIES ACT
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    Elaine Herzberg was killed by the Uber SDC on...

    Elaine Herzberg was killed by the Uber SDC on March 18, 2018.

    As some of you may know there was supposed to have been a vote on a federal bill (AV START Act, S. 1885) to relax the legal...
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    the State of Arizona suspended Uber's SDC...

    the State of Arizona suspended Uber's SDC program. Following the accident, Uber had voluntarily suspended the program. Now the State is suspending it.

    Arizona suspends Uber's self-driving car...
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    Nvidia just suspended their SDC program. ...

    Nvidia just suspended their SDC program.

    http://devblogs.nvidia.com/deep-learning-self-driving-cars/
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    I posted that Lidar image a couple of posts...

    I posted that Lidar image a couple of posts earlier. It wasn't like I had a bunch of Lidar images to choose from, there was only one on Wikipedia, this one:
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    I see it as being a two-pronged problem: 1....

    I see it as being a two-pronged problem:

    1. The guidance systems on SDC aren't all that they're cracked up to be.
    2. It takes killing someone for the people who design these things to get over...
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    If you want to restrict the speed discussion to...

    If you want to restrict the speed discussion to the issue of speed being 38 vs 35 that is still a material consideration, though it relates to liability, more than to outcome.

    When you're...
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    Hah! That's a great idea, but I don't think I...

    Hah! That's a great idea, but I don't think I could get a job with Uber :( and the other side isn't paying. :)
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    Lidar can't see black

    IR/Thermal imaging is the gold standard for identifying bodies in the darkness. The US Military uses thermal imaging to identify targets. Thermal imaging is expensive.

    Part of the problem with...
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    More on how speed is an important factor in this...

    More on how speed is an important factor in this accident:

    INCREASED SPEED CAUSES INCREASED ENERGY TRANSFER FROM THE VEHICLE TO IT’S VICTIM.

    Speed limits matter. Governments use speed limits...
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    Speed is a highly relevant factor in both the...

    Speed is a highly relevant factor in both the cause of the accident, and it's outcome. Everyone who has passed a drivers’ test knows that speed is one of the most relevant factors in predicting both...
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