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Chaos at Uber May Have Caused Fatal Autonomous Car Accident

Chaos at Uber May Have Caused Fatal Autonomous Car Accident

According to a journalistic investigation by Business Insider, chaos at Uber and a desire to satisfy a new CEO may have been the reasons Uber techs and executives disabled the emergency braking function in the car that killed Elaine Herzberg.  
Internal memos, meeting reports, and emails...

In California, High Percentages of Self-Driving Cars Are Crashing

In California, High Percentages of Self-Driving Cars Are Crashing

Tech.co, a technology news website, has just analyzed records from California’s Department of Motor Vehicle to find out just how many self-driving cars have crashed in the state, and which company was operating them. According to lead Tech.co researcher Tom Fogden, “There’s no...


Second E-Scooter Rider Killed in Washington D.C.

Second E-Scooter Rider Killed in Washington D.C.

Scooter safety continues to be an issue for many reasons. On the one hand, some of the vehicles are unsafe, on the other hand, regulations are lax. This combination of factors has just cost a Washington D.C. rider his life.
The victim, who was riding a rental Lime scooter, was trapped under...

Judge Kavanaugh’s Bloody New World

Judge Kavanaugh’s Bloody New World

On the day President Trump nominated Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court, I was bothered by old dreams from a case I lost long ago.
I see dark figures outside a warm, bright home. Perhaps they called before they came. Maybe there was no answer. They would have gotten in a car and...


Fallen Guru: Elon Musk Ordered Bypassing Critical Brake Tests

Fallen Guru: Elon Musk Ordered Bypassing Critical Brake Tests

In the latest issue of The New Yorker, Hallie Cantor describes an imaginary meeting between millennial icon Elon Musk and his PR team. The humor column ironizes the electric car pioneer’s recent claims that he is a socialist:
“Musk: Socialism, to me, means that, once Earth is...

Self-Driving Mercedes-Benz Cabs Are Coming to California in 2019

Self-Driving Mercedes-Benz Cabs Are Coming to California in 2019

Daimler is secretively preparing to launch a self-driving taxi service in an undisclosed city in California next year. As Google, Uber, and Tesla pioneered the self-driving car sector, the maker of Mercedes-Benz developed its own technology in silence. 
Now, it hopes to launch its...


Martin Tripp - Telsa Saboteur or Life-Saving Whistleblower?

Martin Tripp - Telsa Saboteur or Life-Saving Whistleblower?

In the wake of last week’s spontaneous Tesla fire on LA’s Santa Monica Boulevard, media is humming around conflict between Tesla CEO Elon Musk and ex-Tesla employee Martin Tripp.
On Wednesday, electric car manufacturer Tesla filed suit in Nevada Court against Tripp, claiming that,...