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Sensors: Uber lessons

Images from a video feed watching a TV monitor showing the clip released by the police. The overlaid graphics show an adas system response. The green and white bounding boxes are outputs from the bicycle and pedestrian detection modules. The horizontal graph shows the boundary between the roadway and physical obstacles, known as free-space.

Amnon Shashua, chief technology officer of Mobileye, looks at sensors and other adas technology in the wake of the tragic Uber autonomous driving accident

Uber tragedy must not end autonomous vision

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Steve Rogerson comments on the death of a pedestrian in the USA after being hit by a Uber car in autonomous mode

The news that a self-driving Uber car has killed a pedestrian in Arizona has shaken up the quest for autonomous vehicles with many advocating that this experiment be put on hold until the technology advances.

There have been calls to slow down the push until the technology has matured. Uber itself has suspended its self-driving tests, understandably, until it fully investigates the incident.

Volvo and Uber commit $300m to autonomous vehicle development

Volvo XC90 Drive Me test vehicle

Volvo Cars and ride-sharing company Uber are to join forces to develop next-generation autonomous cars.

The two companies have signed an agreement to establish a joint project that will develop new base vehicles that will be able to incorporate the latest developments in adas technologies, up to and including fully autonomous driverless cars.

The base vehicles will be manufactured by Volvo Cars and then purchased from Volvo by Uber. Volvo Cars and Uber are contributing a combined US$300m to the project.

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