A self-driving car killed a pedestrian for the first time last night

March 19, 2018 Editor 0

It’s a moment we all feared was coming, but were hoping we wouldn’t have to see. Last night, a self-driving car killed a woman in Tempe, Arizona. As far as we can tell, it’s the first time a driverless car – operated by Uber – has killed a pedestrian. According to the New York Times, the vehicle was in autonomous mode, but had a human safety driver at the wheel. The incident occured last night, although it’s not clear if […]

Google expands its Instant Apps to games in Play Store, letting gamers get a native app experience without having to formally install anything (Frederic Lardinois/TechCrunch)

March 19, 2018 Editor 0

Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:Google expands its Instant Apps to games in Play Store, letting gamers get a native app experience without having to formally install anything  —  Last year, Google launched Instant Apps, a way for developers to give users a native app experience that didn’t involve having to install anything. Powered by WPeMatico

Self-driving Uber hits, kills pedestrian

March 19, 2018 Editor 0

An Uber vehicle in autonomous mode reportedly reportedly hit and killed a pedestrian early Monday morning in Tempe, Arizona. Local news reports say a woman was walking outside of a crosswalk when she was hit. She was taken to a hospital where she died.  Uber’s CEO and communication team posted on Twitter about the incident, but the company did not provide further detailsABC15 reported the vehicle was in autonomous mode with a driver behind the wheel. Some incredibly sad news […]

Microsoft Joins Group Working To ‘Cure’ Open-Source Licensing Issues

March 19, 2018 Editor 0

Microsoft is joining Red Hat, Facebook, Google and IBM in committing to extending right to “cure” open source licensing noncompliance before taking legal measures. From a report: On March 19, officials from Microsoft — along with CA Technologies, Cisco, HPE, SAP and SUSE — said they’d work with open together with the already-committed vendors to provide more “predictability” for users of open source software. “The large ecosystems of projects using the GPLv2 and LGPLv2.x licenses will benefit from adoption of […]

Self-Driving Uber Car Kills Pedestrian in Arizona, Accident Could Have Implications for Autonomous Vehicle Testing

March 19, 2018 Editor 0

An autonomous test vehicle being tested by Uber struck and killed a woman in Tempe, Arizona early Monday, marking what appears to be the first pedestrian killed by an autonomous vehicle, reports The New York Times. The Uber vehicle in question was in an autonomous driving mode with a human safety driver at the wheel, and the woman who was struck was crossing the street outside of a crosswalk, according to local police. No other details on the accident are […]