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Thread: Teamsters Statement on Fatal Uber 'Driverless' Vehicle Collision

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    Default Teamsters Statement on Fatal Uber 'Driverless' Vehicle Collision

    Wow, I had not heard about this.
    (WASHINGTON) – The Teamsters Union continues to stress its concerns with the testing and implementation of self-driving technology after a ‘driverless’ Uber in autonomous mode struck and killed a pedestrian in Tempe, Arizona, overnight.

    Uber has since temporarily halted its driverless testing program in Arizona, Pittsburgh, San Francisco and Toronto. Last year, Uber suspended the same program after a crash in Arizona. Uber is just one among a number of tech and auto industry companies competing in the driverless vehicle market.

    The safety of autonomous technology is not proven, and there are many unanswered questions about how ‘driverless’ technology is supposed to operate. More than 600,000 skilled Teamsters operate trucks and other vehicles and are among the safest drivers on the road. The Teamsters Union is deeply concerned with safety and the testing of vehicles in autonomous mode on public roads and highways. It is sad and unfortunate that a life was lost in this collision. Steps must be taken to avoid these situations in the future.
    https://teamster.org/news/2018/03/te...icle-collision

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    Default Re: Teamsters Statement on Fatal Uber 'Driverless' Vehicle Collision

    I didn't hear of it around these parts either.

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    Default Re: Teamsters Statement on Fatal Uber 'Driverless' Vehicle Collision

    And you may remember I posted last week I think it was that a driverless big rig was traveling across Arizona to CA.
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    Default Re: Teamsters Statement on Fatal Uber 'Driverless' Vehicle Collision

    Quote Originally Posted by ABFwife View Post
    And you may remember I posted last week I think it was that a driverless big rig was traveling across Arizona to CA.
    I think I heard about one that drove all the way across the country on I-10.. There were video's of it on you tube .. I will see if I can locate one.

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    Default Re: Teamsters Statement on Fatal Uber 'Driverless' Vehicle Collision

    I subscribe to many news feeds. I read about it Sunday. There was a person, in the drivers seat, but apparently he ( or she ) didn't interfere with what happened, for some reason.
    This is not the first accident. It won't be the last.
    This technology is a far way off.
    George Jetson style.
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    Quote Originally Posted by crazy View Post
    I think I heard about one that drove all the way across the country on I-10.. There were video's of it on you tube .. I will see if I can locate one.
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    Default Re: Teamsters Statement on Fatal Uber 'Driverless' Vehicle Collision

    And we all have to remember why they are doing this. I don't believe for a minute it is all about safety and human error. Looks like they are not doing so great with this technology. It is all about money. They don't want to have to pay drivers simple as that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ABFwife View Post
    And we all have to remember why they are doing this. I don't believe for a minute it is all about safety and human error. Looks like they are not doing so great with this technology. It is all about money. They don't want to have to pay drivers simple as that.
    The trucking industry as a whole has cried for years about a driver shortage but the truth is it is fabricated. Only a shortage of decent paying jobs. Maybe we could put it in the fake news stories. As far as these driverless trucks go? You still have to have a driver on board. They still have to have the doors opened and closed. Sure the technology is there but I still think we are a long way away from these trucks going up and down the highways..
    And then again as I have stated in the past,as long as you have someone who can hack a computer you will always have a threat. Maybe Hollywood will make some movies about that..

 

 

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