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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…
Uber plans to require its drivers and passengers in the US to wear face coverings

Uber plans to require its drivers and passengers in the US to wear face...

Uber is planning to implement a new policy in the coming weeks requiring drivers and riders in the US and certain other countries to wear face masks or coverings, a company spokesperson confirmed on Sunday. As first reported by CNN Business, the ride-hailing company also is developing technology to detect whether its drivers are wearing…
Hundreds of Uber and Lyft drivers rally in San Francisco for employee protections

Hundreds of Uber and Lyft drivers rally in San Francisco for employee protections

Hundreds of Uber and Lyft drivers rallied in San Francisco on Tuesday in support of a state bill that would make it more difficult for companies to classify workers as independent contractors. The rally, which convened outside Uber’s headquarters on Market Street, was organized by a group called Gig Workers Rising, which is partly supported…
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…
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…
Some Uber and Lyft drivers say they were misled into petitioning against their own worker rights

Some Uber and Lyft drivers say they were misled into petitioning against their own...

Uber and Lyft have been aggressively campaigning against a proposed law in California, AB5, that would upend their business models if it compelled them and other gig economy companies to reclassify their independent contract workers as employees. Now, some drivers in California have told Recode they’ve been confused and misled by the emails and in-app…
Uber and Lyft drivers are not letting up on the fight for AB-5 and a union

Uber and Lyft drivers are not letting up on the fight for AB-5 and...

A number Uber and Lyft drivers are protesting outside of Uber’s San Francisco headquarters to demand the passage of Assembly Bill 5 and the right to unionize. “What do we want? AB-5! When do we want it? Now!” That was one of the phrases drivers chanted outside of Uber’s HQ this afternoon. This is part…
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…
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…
What To Do If Your Antivirus Apps or Wifi Drivers Are Blocking Window 10 Updates – Lifehacker

What To Do If Your Antivirus Apps or Wifi Drivers Are Blocking Window 10...

Microsoft is preventing certain PCs running older versions of AVG and Avast antivirus software and outdated Qualcomm WiFi drivers from installing Windows 10 versions 1809, 1903, and 1909. Here’s why: Microsoft no longer allows Windows 10 to automatically update on any and all systems due to potential bugs and incompatibility issues.These specific blocks go a…

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Kuo: Apple Watch Series 6 Models to Feature Faster Performance and...

While the Apple Watch Series 5 lineup was released less than two months ago, rumors are already looking ahead to next year. In a research note with investor firm TF International Securities, seen by MacRumors, noted Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has predicted that 2020 Apple Watch models will feature faster performance, improved water resistance, and…

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