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Sun Apr 18, 2021 3:45 pm

Fatal Tesla Crash in Texas Believed to Be Driverless
https://www.wsj.com/articles/fatal-tesl ... 1618766363
It took emergency responders about four hours and roughly 32,000 gallons of water to put out the fire that engulfed the electric vehicle, Constable Herman said. High-voltage batteries like the ones used in Teslas can reignite after being damaged, even after firefighters have extinguished a fire, according to the National Transportation Safety Board.
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Mon Apr 19, 2021 9:01 am

lorenfb wrote:
Sun Apr 18, 2021 3:45 pm
Fatal Tesla Crash in Texas Believed to Be Driverless
Of course, it wasn't an autonomous vehicle. Just two idiots turning on autopilot and defeating the driver presence checks. And as a result, they get a Darwin Award for this stunt.
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Mon Apr 19, 2021 1:31 pm

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Wed Apr 28, 2021 1:58 am

Toyota is buying Lyft’s autonomous car division for $550 million
Lyft is the latest company to abandon the expensive development of AVs
https://www.theverge.com/2021/4/26/2240 ... mount-deal

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Sat May 01, 2021 9:28 pm

Baidu Apollo to launch fully driverless ride-hailing services in Beijing; health code scan to enter
https://www.greencarcongress.com/2021/0 ... baidu.html

Baidu will open fully driverless robotaxi services to the public in Beijing starting tomorrow. This will be China’s first paid autonomous vehicle service where users can hail a robotaxi without a safety driver behind the steering wheel. The fully driverless Apollo Go Robotaxi service will first be launched in Beijing’s Shougang Park—one of the venues for the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics—and will soon be transporting visitors at the games.

By using the Apollo Go App, users can locate a robotaxi in the vicinity and hail a driverless ride by themselves through a system of unmanned self-service processes. Features including virtual reality navigation and remote car honking can help users to identify the location of the car. To unlock the autonomous vehicles, users are required to scan a QR code and health code on the car for identity verification and pandemic prevention purposes.

Upon boarding the vehicle and clicking on the “Start the Journey” button, the system will ensure that seat belts are fastened and the doors are shut, the trip only beginning after all the passenger safety protocol checks are completed. With no safety driver at the helm, the 5G Remote Driving Service is present at all times to allow human operators to access the vehicles remotely in the case of exceptional emergencies.

At Beijing Shougang Park, the robotaxis will be able to transport users to sports halls, work areas, coffee shops and hotels. During the upcoming Winter Olympics, the Apollo robotaxis will be available to provide shuttle services for athletes and staff. . . .
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