cwerdna
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Re: Autonomous Vehicles, LEAF and others...

Tue Feb 11, 2020 4:47 am

Aptiv’s self-driving cars have given 100,000 paid rides on the Lyft app
https://techcrunch.com/2020/02/11/aptiv ... -lyft-app/

I found https://www.bizjournals.com/phoenix/new ... es-on.html from Dec 5, 2019. Here are a few bits:
Waymo One year in review:

1,500-plus monthly active riders.
Tripled the number of weekly riders since January 2019.
More than 100,000 total rides served since launching the early rider programs first in Phoenix in April 2017.

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Fri Feb 14, 2020 12:32 am

Ex-Waymo driver arrested for causing one of its vans to hit his car
Waymo called him a 'disgruntled' former contractor.
https://www.engadget.com/2020/02/13/way ... eliberate/

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Re: Autonomous Vehicles, LEAF and others...

Wed Feb 19, 2020 5:27 pm

GCC:
Daimler Trucks and Torc Robotics expand public road testing in the US for automated truck technology
https://www.greencarcongress.com/2020/0 ... rtorc.html


. . . The team completed initial mapping of additional routes in January. These public road testing efforts allow the teams to collect data from real-world traffic scenarios beyond what can be learned from computer simulations and closed road courses.

Initial public road testing started in southwest Virginia last year, where Torc is headquartered. The supportive state and local governments, combined with the well-developed infrastructure and highway systems allow the teams rigorously to test, to develop and to deploy the automated system.

The Autonomous Technology Group will continue to test the next generation of automated driving software in Virginia and will add the upcoming new routes to the data collecting. This extensive testing is part of Daimler Trucks’ and Torc’s comprehensive validation approach to bring safe highly automated trucks to the road. . . .

In joining their extensive testing experience, Daimler Trucks and Torc have developed a comprehensive validation approach and safety protocols for automated driving and are completely aligned with the federal framework policy for testing and commercial deployment of SAE Level 4 automated trucks.

All automated runs require both an engineer overseeing the system and a highly trained safety driver certified by Daimler Trucks and Torc. All safety drivers hold commercial driver’s licenses and are specially trained in vehicle dynamics and automated systems. . . .
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Re: Autonomous Vehicles, LEAF and others...

Wed Feb 26, 2020 10:25 pm

https://www.dmv.ca.gov/portal/dmv/detai ... eport_2019

I haven't had a chance to look thru most of it but Tesla finally filed something recent that was non-zero. They did 12.2 miles of autonomous testing on CA public roads during the ~2019 period. Was in April 2019 which happens to be the same month as "autonomy day".

I found a summary at https://thelastdriverlicenseholder.com/ ... port-2019/.

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Re: Autonomous Vehicles, LEAF and others...

Thu Feb 27, 2020 10:34 am

cwerdna wrote:
Wed Feb 26, 2020 10:25 pm
https://www.dmv.ca.gov/portal/dmv/detai ... eport_2019

I haven't had a chance to look thru most of it but Tesla finally filed something recent that was non-zero. They did 12.2 miles of autonomous testing on CA public roads during the ~2019 period. Was in April 2019 which happens to be the same month as "autonomy day".

I found a summary at https://thelastdriverlicenseholder.com/ ... port-2019/.
Thanks for sharing. We all know price and range are talked all of the time but I think Autonomous is going to become huge it the next 5 years.

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Re: Autonomous Vehicles, LEAF and others...

Thu Feb 27, 2020 5:44 pm

GCC:
Consumer Reports calls for major safety improvements across auto industry after NTSB findings in Tesla investigation
https://www.greencarcongress.com/2020/0 ... 26-cr.html


In light of new findings by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) related to investigation of a fatal Tesla crash in 2018 related to Tesla Autopilot, Consumer Reports called for manufacturers to include key safety features in any vehicle that has an active driving assistance system and for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to ensure that is the case.
  • This shouldn’t be considered optional. Manufacturers and NHTSA must make sure that these driver-assist systems come with critical safety features that actually verify drivers are monitoring the road and ready to take action at all times. Otherwise, the safety risks of these systems could end up outweighing their benefits.

    The evidence is clear, and continuing to pile up, that if a car makes it easier for people to take their attention off the road, they’re going to do so—with potentially deadly consequences. So far, federal safety regulators have done little to reduce these risks, and the NTSB makes clear that NHTSA’s hands-off approach is far too weak. It’s time for NHTSA to go beyond mere words and take some real, forceful action to keep people safe.


    —Ethan Douglas, senior policy analyst for cars and product safety at Consumer Reports. . . .

Also see this and subsequent posts in the "Tesla's Autopilot - on the road" topic, which includes a link to the NTSB report: viewtopic.php?f=12&t=22213&start=600#p579678
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