Self-operating shuttle bus crashes after Las Vegas launch (All Things Self Driving)

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    "...According to KHOU in Houston, first responders had to use 30,000 gallons of water over four hours to put out the fire, as the Tesla’s battery kept reigniting. Authorities tried to contact Tesla for advice on putting out the fire; it’s not clear whether they received any response...

    Tesla has previously provided guidance for first responders who encounter fires involving its EV batteries. Reignition of the battery can be a problem, because unlike gas-powered vehicles, even if the fire is extinguished, an EV battery still has stored energy. Tesla’s guidance suggests it’s better to let the fire burn out than continuing to try to put it out..."

    https://www.theverge.com/2021/4/18/22390612/two-people-killed-fiery-tesla-crash-no-driver
     
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    "Texas police to demand Tesla crash data as Musk denies Autopilot use

    WASHINGTON/BERKELEY (Reuters) -Texas police will serve search warrants on Tesla Inc on Tuesday to secure data from a fatal vehicle crash, a senior officer told Reuters on Monday, after CEO Elon Musk said company checks showed the car’s Autopilot driver assistance system was not engaged...

    Authorities found the bodies of two men in the car, one in the front passenger seat and the owner of the car in the backseat.

    'We have witness statements from people that said they left to test drive the vehicle without a driver and to show the friend how it can drive itself,' Herman said..."

    https://www.reuters.com/article/tes...crash-believed-to-be-driverless-idUSL1N2MC1NG
     
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    "Teslas can be 'tricked' to run without driver, consumer reports says

    Consumer Reports engineers said they 'easily tricked' a Tesla Inc. vehicle to drive via its Autopilot feature without anyone in the driver’s seat, just days after a fatal crash in Texas where police said they found no one behind the steering wheel of a Tesla car...

    'In our evaluation, the system not only failed to make sure the driver was paying attention, but it also couldn’t tell if there was a driver there at all,' said Jake Fisher, Consumer Reports’ senior director of auto testing..."

    https://www.bnnbloomberg.ca/teslas-...nsumer Reports engineers,wheel of a Tesla car.
     
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    Waymo’s leadership shift spotlights self-driving car challenges
    April 24, 2021
    https://venturebeat.com/2021/04/24/waymos-leadership-shift-spotlights-self-driving-car-challenges/
     
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    Lyft sells self-driving unit to Toyota’s Woven Planet for $550M
     
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    Self-driving cars to be allowed on UK roads this year
     
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    China's Baidu to launch paid driverless ride-hailing services in Beijing
    April 29, 2021
    https://www.reuters.com/business/au...ess-ride-hailing-services-beijing-2021-04-29/
     
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    In a year of major shifts, the self-driving car market is consolidating
     
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    Volkswagen Will Develop In-House Self-Driving Chip to Compete With Tesla, Apple
    April 30, 2021
    https://observer.com/2021/04/volkswagen-develop-autonomous-driving-chip-software-follow-tesla-apple/
     
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    NI buys monoDrive in move to speed up autonomous vehicle development
    NI said it was looking to “streamline the transitions between simulation, lab-based and physical test environments.”
    May 4, 2021

    https://www.zdnet.com/article/monod...e-to-speed-up-autonomous-vehicle-development/
     
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    Argo AI says its latest LiDAR sensor has a 400-meter range
    The tech could bolster Ford and Volkswagen's self-driving ambitions.
    May 4, 2021

    https://www.engadget.com/argo-ai-lidar-sensor-long-range-low-light-194234233.html
     
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    The autonomous vehicle world is shrinking — it’s overdue
    ‘The AV industry has promised too much for too long, and has delivered too little’
    May 7, 2021
    https://www.theverge.com/22423489/autonomous-vehicle-consolidation-acquisition-lyft-uber
     
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    Tesla refutes Elon Musk’s timeline on ‘full self-driving’
    May 8, 2021
    https://techcrunch.com/2021/05/07/tesla-refutes-elon-musks-timeline-on-full-self-driving/
     
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    Pony AI Selects Luminar’s Lidar For Next-Gen Automated Vehicle Fleet
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    VW will start testing its Argo AI-powered self-driving vans in Germany this summer
    The plan is to launch a commercial ride-pooling service in 2025
    May 12, 2021
    https://www.theverge.com/2021/5/12/22430813/vw-argo-autonomous-delivery-ride-pooling-germany
     
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    "Man Riding in Driverless Tesla Is Arrested in California

    A California man seen traveling in the back seat of a driverless Tesla was arrested in the Bay Area...

    The man...was arrested on misdemeanor charges of reckless driving and disobeying a peace officer...

    The Highway Patrol said that police officers responded at about 6:35 p.m. on Monday after 911 dispatchers received calls about a Tesla Model 3 with no one in the driver’s seat traveling east on Interstate 80 across the Bay Bridge...

    After his release from jail, Mr. Sharma insisted to the news station KTVU that his use of the car was not dangerous, and said that he would not change his behavior

    'I’m about to go in the back seat right now. You feel me? Like, I’m waiting for my car to charge,' Mr. Sharma told the station..."

    https://www.nytimes.com/2021/05/12/us/california-tesla-backseat-driver.html
     
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    Cruise expects GM to begin production of new driverless vehicle in early 2023
     
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    "Tesla Autopilot system was on during fatal California crash, adding to self-driving safety concerns

    It was the fourth U.S. death involving the Autopilot self-driving car system.

    A Tesla Model 3 electric car that was part of a fatal Southern California crash last week had the company’s Autopilot system activated when it careened into an overturned truck in the middle of the night, the Associated Press reported Friday.

    The May 5 crash near Los Angeles is the latest of several that are playing into safety concerns for Tesla’s self-driving cars. It was the fourth U.S. death involving the Autopilot self-driving system, the newswire wrote. And it is sure to further complicate Tesla’s already-troubled relationship with transportation safety regulators..."

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2021/05/14/tesla-california-autopilot-crash/
     
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    "Tesla on autopilot slammed into deputy’s patrol car, Washington

    A Tesla in autopilot slammed into the patrol car of a Washington state deputy over the weekend, the Snohomish County...

    The deputy had pulled to the side of the road with lights flashing and got out to speak with first responders, when, 30 seconds later, the electric vehicle slammed into the patrol car, the sheriff’s office said in a statement..."

    https://www.kxan.com/news/tesla-on-...s-patrol-car-washington-sheriffs-office-says/
     
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