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Drivers may overestimate Tesla Autopilot because of its name, study suggests

Drivers may overestimate Tesla Autopilot because of its name, study suggests

IIHS asked 2,000 drivers to answer questions about Autopilot (Tesla), Traffic Jam Assist (Audi and Acura), Super Cruise (Cadillac), Driving Assistant Plus (BMW) and ProPilot Assist (Nissan). They found that 48 percent of the participants thought it would be fine to take their hands off the wheel in a Tesla, whereas only 33 percent thought…
City Observatory – Why are US drivers killing so many pedestrians?

City Observatory – Why are US drivers killing so many pedestrians?

US drivers are killing 50 percent more pedestrians, European drivers are killing a third fewer If anything else–a disease, terrorists, gun-wielding crazies–killed as many Americans as cars do, we’d regard it as a national emergency. Especially if the death rat had grown by 50 percent in less than a decade.  But as new data from…
ICE mined driver’s license photos for facial recognition

ICE mined driver’s license photos for facial recognition

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement are using facial recognition software to trawl through millions of driver’s license photos provided by 21 states to search and find suspects. News broke over the weekend that the FBI and immigration officials access images — often without obtaining a search warrant or court order — in order to identify…
Uber argues its drivers aren’t ‘core’ to its business

Uber argues its drivers aren’t ‘core’ to its business

Uber won’t be reclassifying its drivers from independent contractors to employees in light of a new bill that passed in California, largely because the bill doesn’t specifically require them to do so, the company’s chief legal official argued Tuesday. “Contrary to some of the rhetoric we’ve heard, AB5 does not automatically reclassify any ride-share drivers…
Uber has surveyed some drivers on small loans, suggesting financial products are coming

Uber has surveyed some drivers on small loans, suggesting financial products are coming

Back in June Uber went on a hiring spree in New York, hiring at least 100 fintech-oriented tech workers to ostensibly look at creating products to increase loyalty and engagement among users and drivers, including things like banking. Cue a flurry of speculation. It now looks like Uber is taking baby-steps towards building such a…
Spotting drivers texting is just the beginning for AI surveillance

Spotting drivers texting is just the beginning for AI surveillance

Last week, the Australian state of New South Wales announced a plan to crack down on drivers using their phones on the road. The state’s transport agency said it had integrated machine vision into roadside cameras to spot offenders. The AI automatically flags suspects, humans confirm what’s going on, and a warning letter is sent…
Uber’s AB 5 defense that its drivers aren’t core to its business is “preposterous,” experts say

Uber’s AB 5 defense that its drivers aren’t core to its business is “preposterous,”...

Last week, California lawmakers passed AB 5, a bill that’s expected to upend the business models of gig economy companies like Uber and Lyft that depend on the cheap, relatively unregulated labor of a contractor workforce. Experts predict that the law could cost Uber an additional $500 million in annual operating costs alone if it…
Drivers are killing pedestrians at the highest rate in almost 30 years

Drivers are killing pedestrians at the highest rate in almost 30 years

Photo by Frederic J. Brown / AFP via Getty Images Pedestrian and cyclist death rates are increasing, as overall traffic fatalities plummet Nearly 36,600 people died on US roadways last year, a decrease of 2.4 percent from 2017, according to recently released figures from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The fatality rate per 100…
When both drivers are in error, people blame the computerized one more

When both drivers are in error, people blame the computerized one more

Blame game — When shared-control drivers both make a mistake, humans take the fall. Cathleen O'Grady - Oct 31, 2019 5:35 pm UTC Enlarge / A two-car crash may now involve as many as four drivers, not all of them human.MediaNews Group/Orange County Register via Getty Images Tonight, drivers in the US will kill more…

Drivers Refuse to Put Down Their Phones. People Keep Dying

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Gears Tactics Will Have a 40+ Hour Campaign – Launching April...

We were treated to a new gameplay trailer at this year's Game Awards for the upcoming Gears spin-off, Gears Tactics. The game will be coming to Windows 10, Steam and Xbox Game Pass for PC on April 28, 2020. The game will feature a 40+hour campaign brutal executions, plenty of customisable armour and weapons, and…

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