The on-going debate took an ugly turn when an autonomous vehicle hit and killed a woman crossing the road.
The debate whether autonomous cars are technology revolution or laziness redefined took a bad turn, now the new debate is, whether autonomous cars are safe for us or not?
The ride-hailing company, Uber, tried testing its self-driving vehicles but the idea went terribly wrong:
The saddening incident took place when an autonomous vehicle by ride-hailing company hit and killed a woman in Arizona, Southwestern United States.
After the incident, the internationally famous ride-hailing company has decided to suspends its self-driving operations in the US and Canada, as reported by The Guardian.
After the incident, a statement was given by the company, the statement reads: “Our hearts go out to the victim’s family. We are fully cooperating with local authorities in their investigation of this incident.”
The statement was released by the Democratic senator of US, Edward Markey, he said:
“This tragic accident underscores why we need to be exceptionally cautious when testing and deploying autonomous vehicle technologies on public roads.”
Uber temporarily stopped testing its self-driving vehicles:
Uber has confirmed that it is temporarily stopped its self-driving operations in all cities where it’s been testing its autonomous vehicles, including Phoenix, Pittsburgh, San Francisco and Toronto.
How safe are the self-driving cars?
This questions arose in our minds as soon as the self-driving cars showed their existence on roads.
Imagine using only your thoughts to function your car; a thought of unlocking your car arises and it unlocks. Want to set the air conditioning or wants the car to play your favourite music, before even stepping on it? Just think!
This look seems fascinating at first but it’s not as fantasizing as it looks like.