On Tuesday, a woman was charged with negligent homicide after one of Uber’s self-driving vehicles killed a pedestrian in Tempe, Arizona.
For years, Uber and other companies in the self-driving vehicle industry have relied on “safety drivers”—people who sit in the driver’s seat ready to intervene—to make up for the technology’s significant limitations. On March 18 2018, Rafaela Vasquez, a driver for Uber, crashed into Elaine Herzberg while the latter was crossing the street. It was the first death caused by a fatal accident with a self-driving vehicle.
The National Transportation Safety Board launched an investigation shortly after the crash that ran until November 2019, during which time prosecutors declined to pursue criminal charges against Uber for Herzberg’s death. In the federal report, blame was leveled at multiple parties: Uber, the safety driver, the victim, and the state of Arizona itself.
The report blasted Uber’s Advanced Technologies Group, which is
A Greenville man was cited for driving while impaired after wrecking his vehicle in a single-car crash on Sept. 1, according to court and law enforcement reports.
The incident took place on Old River Road at 11:38 p.m., according to the State Highway Patrol.
Nicholas Anthony Palazzo, 24, of 630 Cotanche Street Apt. 463, Greenville, ran off the road right, struck a ditch, a brick post and a telephone pole. The vehicle came to rest off the road near the area of impact. His vehicle sustained $8,000 in damages and was not drivable.
He was unsteady on his feet and was staggering and swaying, had a strong odor of alcohol on his breath, slurred speech and heavy, red, glassy eyes and a dazed look. His blood test results were not available.
Four other people also were charged with driving while impaired, according to records available between Aug. 31-Sept. 7.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities searched Sunday for a gunman who shot and critically wounded two Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies who were sitting in their squad car — an apparent ambush that drew a reward for information and an angry response from the president.
The 31-year-old female deputy and 24-year-old male deputy underwent surgery Saturday evening, Sheriff Alex Villanueva said in a late-night news conference. Both graduated from the academy 14 months ago, he said.
“They performed in an admirable fashion in spite of grave adversity,” Villanueva said Sunday during a conversation with local religious leaders. “God bless them, it looks like they’re going to be able to recover.”
He said the wounded female deputy was able to get help for the male deputy by calling in on the police radio despite having been shot.
“They’ve survived the worst,” he added.
The deputies were shot while sitting in their
Motorists are being warned that the M5 has been closed – and will remain sealed off to traffic until tomorrow.
Highways England said the northbound M5 between junction 11 at Gloucester and junction 9 at Ashchurch has been shut following an earlier incident and vehicle fire.
It’s expected to remain closed until early tomorrow
The southbound carriageway is currently also closed although it’s anticipated at least one lane of the southbound carriageway will be reopened shortly.
Our sister title Gloucestershire Live reports that a multi-vehicle crash at 5.20am caused an ‘explosion’ to be heard from as far as Bishop’s Cleeve, around three miles from the motorway.
Motorists are being advised to reconsider their journeys or find alternative routes.
Highways England Network Operations Manager Beverley Mears said: “We are working at the scene with emergency service partners.
“Due to extensive road
Food delivery startup ChewBox is fusing technology with the spirit of generosity to help restore economic opportunities in Los Angeles’ marginalized communities.
“This is the reimagination of food services as a perpetual, sustainable vehicle of social justice,” ChewBox co-founder and CEO Kim Gaston told CBSN.
“It’s an empathetic economy, you know — something we need right now,” co-founder and celebrity chef Roy Choi added.
Choi and Gaston, along with chairman and investor Stephen DeBerry, are on a mission to empower people by delivering chef-made meals under $10 — all of which can be traced back to a “ghost” kitchen in the Watts neighborhood of South LA.
“We operate in a low dollar-per-square-foot area. And we hire locally, people who would otherwise be on public assistance,” said Gaston, a native of Watts. “We’re able to employ and inspire and support people who society have either forgotten or
DETROIT (AP) — Fiat Chrysler’s Jeep brand is starting to offer gas-electric hybrid and eventually full electric powertrains across its lineup.
The company rolled out the first of them for the U.S. on Sept. 3, a plug-in rechargeable Wrangler to go on sale in America, Europe and China early next year.
The Wrangler 4xe can go 25 miles (40 kilometers) on electricity before a 2-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine takes over.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Sept. 10, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), AutoNation, America’s largest and most recognized automotive retailer, today announced that it will offer U.S. military personnel from coast to coast, free vehicle sanitization, every Tuesday beginning September 15, 2020 through November 11, 2020.
U.S. military personnel are encouraged to stop by any AutoNation store on Tuesdays for a free Clorox® Total 360® sanitization treatment for their personal vehicle. Eligible military include: Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, National Guard or Coast Guard, Reservists Serving on Active Duty, Delayed Entry/Enlistment Program (DEP), Retired Military, Reserve Retirement, and Early Retirement (TERA). The process is easy; eligible members of the military show their Military ID, sit back and relax. In just a few minutes they will drive off in their vehicles that have been sanitized with an EPA-approved disinfectant registered for use against Covid-19. Military personnel should
Q. New automobile models are being released. Is now a good time to consider purchasing a new vehicle?
A. Buying a car, whether it’s a new one or a used one, can be scary and overwhelming. But it doesn’t have to be! Keep these tips from the Better Business Bureau, www.bbb.org, in mind to make the process as easy and successful as possible.
There is a lot you can do to get ready before you even set foot in a dealership. Here are some things you should do so you are an educated and prepared consumer:
Consider payment options. Take time to consider your payment options. You often have two options: pay for the car in full or finance over time. Choosing to finance the car over time may mean less money upfront, but it increases the overall cost of the car if you are paying interest. If you do
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A Branch man is facing multiple attempted murder of a police officer charges after he allegedly tried to run over deputies Sunday morning
According to the Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to a report of a burglary in the 300 block of Fortune Drive at approximately 2 a.m. Sunday.
Matthew Beiber, age 32, was located at the scene and detained as a possible suspect.
During the investigation, Beiber took an OPSO vehicle and left the location.
According to OPSO, deputies pursued Beiber on Keystone Road, and the suspect reportedly rammed two OPSO patrol units before continuing north, turning around, and attempting to run over the deputies whose units he rammed.
Beiber continued to run away from deputies, OPSO reports, but he eventually crashed in Morehouse Parish and was apprehended.
He was booked