She was watching a TV show behind the wheel. Now he has a careless killing trick –

The tragic accident happened in the spring of 2018 in Tempe, a suburb of Phoenix, USA. Uber Technologies’ self-driving Volvo XC90 knocked down a drugged homeless woman pushing a bike across a darkened road. The car could not correctly recognize the pedestrian, so it did not start braking. The 43-year-old woman died of her injuries.

It was the first fatal collision of an autonomous vehicle with a pedestrian.

Two and a half years after the accident in Arizona, the backup driver was charged with negligent homicide, writes the Daily Mail.

Rafaela Vasquez worked as a backup safety driver. Her task was to monitor the road and supervise the autonomous systems in the test car. In case of autopilot failure, she should take control. Instead, before the accident, she watched The Voice singing on her phone and didn’t pay much attention to traffic.

Footage of the tragic accident and the seconds just before it:

Police subsequently said the accident could have been avoided. The US National Transportation Safety Administration (NTSB) confirmed that an autonomous Volvo could not correctly identify the pedestrian and could not prevent the accident on its own.

The office accused Vasquez of inaction and Uber of some erroneous decisions and insufficient attention paid to safety in the development of an autonomous vehicle.

After the tragedy, Uber ended its program of testing autonomous cars in Arizona. In any case, prosecutors said last March that U was not criminally responsible for the accident.

According to the NTSB, the probable cause of the accident was precisely that Vasquez did not monitor the traffic. She has now told the court that she feels innocent. So far she has been released, the trial is set to begin next February.


Vandalized a train convoy with Ford cars

Logistics is one of the keys in the distribution of cars to their end customers and often poor planning has disastrous consequences as has happened in this case and in another that we tell you here when two Chevrolet Silverados were discovered at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean after being submerged for 22 months.

Amount of material damage

The sad event occurred in the United States, specifically in the Memphis region, when a freight train He has hit a bridge since it was not high enough.

The whole event has been recorded on video and shows the complete sequence of how the convoy has been after the impact, which occurred earlier this week as published Ford Authority.


The incident occurred on a freight train that was on the route between Norfolk Southern and the Canadian Pacific station where it was scheduled to make the final delivery, when the convoy is on part of the route with a bridge that is not high enough and the wagons end up colliding with the structure, one after another, causing significant damage, since several seconds pass until the vehicle stops, as seen in the recorded sequence.

Among the cars transported by the train were different Explorer and Lincoln Nautilus units, among other models. Altogether the damages could reach Two millions of euros.

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Autonomous driving: real-time data should prevent accidents

The topic of safety is essential for the question of whether self-driving cars will establish themselves on our roads. Because even if it should be technically possible to let them drive, there remains a moral dilemma: the vehicles must not cause accidents. That would have consequences not only for those involved, but above all for the manufacturers. Because then they face complex legal proceedings and possibly even substantial claims for damages. That is why researchers and industry are working on making the algorithms of their autonomous cars “in a row”.

An algorithm for spontaneity

The biggest problem with safety for the autonomous vehicles is the way they learn. So far, developers have been relying on algorithms that learn certain decisions or are programmed directly. On the road, for example, the cars then know that if the opposite lane is clear, they can overtake. But what if suddenly a child jumps out onto the street? Then the person can react spontaneously, but the machine not necessarily. Because so far the development teams have relied on testing these decisions for their compliance with the traffic rules.

A research team from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) is now taking a different approach: they have developed an algorithm that is supposed to make autonomous vehicles safer. The article about it is in the trade magazine Nature Machine Intelligence released been. In the process, this test takes place live while driving. In this way, the algorithm can also react to new things – for example to situations that were not considered during design or that did not occur in test operation. The Munich team writes that the car can never cause an accident itself and always make “legally binding” decisions – even if it were involved in an accident by other road users.

A plan in hand

By monitoring real-time data, the TUM algorithm ensures that the autonomous vehicle always has some kind of plan in hand to be able to react to the traffic.

Since, of course, no algorithm can be trained for all conceivable traffic situations, the researchers rely on a framework that continuously calculates a kind of corridor in the background in which no accident can occur – provided the other road users adhere to the traffic rules. To a certain extent, the Munich algorithm uses what is happening around the car to calculate plans that the vehicle can use should something surprising happen.

The research team tested this approach using real traffic situations recorded in an urban environment, it said. They played it to the algorithm and it never suggested an unsafe route.

Wrong impression of absolute security

The plan in hand, which protects against accidents, almost sounds a little too good. That is how other experts see it.

Marcus Nolte from the Working Group on Electronic Vehicle Systems at the TU Braunschweig criticizes the fact that laypeople in particular have the impression that the new algorithm guarantees that the autonomous vehicle can no longer cause accidents. But there is no such absolute security and the work of the Munich-based company does not give such a guarantee, said Nolte. The problem is that it is assumed that all road users behave in accordance with the rules.

Then the framework does not deliver a guaranteed collision-free trajectory as soon as someone does not follow the programmed rules.

And Nolte adds: “Something like that happens again and again in daily traffic – for example, driving over solid lines or restricted areas because someone has parked in the second row.” Thus, the algorithm ultimately has the same disadvantage as other model-based approaches: “In the end, a statement is as reliable as the worst model assumption.”


Issue of Video Spreader of Tank Hit by Motorcycle being Hunted, Kapendam Siliwangi: That’s Not True

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – Head of Information at Kodam III / Siliwangi Colonel Infantry FX Sri Wellyanto Kasih stated that hunting for video spreaders was not true tank who crashed into motorbikes and carts in Cipatat district Bandung West, West Java, and reported as violating the ITE Law.

“The information is not true,” said Wellyanto when he was confirmed, Friday, September 11, 2020.

According to him, the problem had been resolved by the 4th Cavalry Battalion / Tank Kodam III / Siliwangi with vehicle owners and cart owners. “Danyon Cavalry 4 is ready to compensate around Rp. 15.4 million for all vehicles and carts that were damaged due to being hit by a tank,” he said.

The results of the deliberations with the victim, Danyonkav 4 / Tank compensated for all the losses, including 4 motorbikes and one cart which was immediately handed over by Danyonkav 4 / Tank Lt. Col. Kav Embi Triono, handed over at Bakti Indonesia Power Clinic, Rajamandala, Bandung Regency West.

Wellyanto revealed that the combat vehicle accident occurred on Thursday, September 10, 2020 at the T-junction of the Rajamandala market or Cipatat highway, West Bandung Regency, at 11.00 WIB.

“The Cavalry Battalion is carrying out a Company-Level Combat Ready Test exercise. When crossing the T-junction, it crashes into four motorbikes and a cart selling tofu,” he explained.

Pangdam III / Slw Major General TNI Nugroho Budi Wiryanto, added Kapendam, immediately ordered Danpomdam III / Slw to immediately carry out an investigation at the Crime Scene (TKP). “The team is being deployed. We are still waiting for the investigation process from the POM. Is it a human error or a technical problem,” said Kapendam Siliwangi.


A passenger train with a technical car collided in Kdyny, helicopters flew for the injured – ČT24 – Czech Television

According to the director of the ČD passenger transport operation department, Tomáš Mohr, the train literally slipped on the tracks instead of braking. “Adhesion conditions may have deteriorated, resulting in uncontrollable rolling stock running,” he said.

The Railway Inspectorate is finding out why the motor car did not stop, and the criminals from Domažlice are also dealing with the accident. “They have initiated criminal proceedings on suspicion of committing a criminal offense of general negligence,” said her spokeswoman Dagmar Brožová. According to the Railway Administration, it will be possible to determine liability for an accident only after an analysis of the electronic speedometer record and all other contexts.

Firefighters had to rescue the driver

The Medical Operations Center of the Pilsen Region has announced the second degree of the trauma plan. Seven ambulances, a traffic inspector, a mass disability car and helicopters arrived at the scene. The situation was confusing and information on the number of injured changed repeatedly during the morning.

One person had to be rescued from the car, according to Czech Railways it was a driver. “We rescued one person without the use of hydraulic rescue tools and we took four other people out of the train,” said Petr Poncar, a spokesman for the regional fire brigade.

Army helicopters then transported the severely wounded to hospitals. A helicopter from Líní took two seriously injured people to the Pilsen University Hospital. The South Bohemian helicopter flew to Motol with two seriously injured patients, said rescue service spokeswoman Mária Svobodová.

“Another sixteen injured were treated and transported with moderate and mostly minor injuries to the surrounding hospitals of Domažlice, Klatovy, Stod and Plzeň,” said Svobodová. The helicopter from Líní flew with the wounded to Pilsen twice.

According to České dráhy, traffic on the line between Kdyní and Domažlice was resumed after 7 pm. Until then, there was an alternative bus service. The almost all-day closure was necessary mainly due to the complicated towing of crashed trains. The firefighters needed cranes that arrived in the afternoon. The damaged locomotive of the company train had to be moved first, then the crane could lift it.

The damage to the passenger car was 4.2 million crowns, another half a million is damage to the locomotive of the service technical set and 50 thousand crowns to the railway infrastructure.

Complications on the railway

So far, the most tragic month on the Czech Railways has been July. With a total of 135 emergencies, this is statistically the worst calendar month in at least five years. Accidents in July killed 29 people and injured 79 others.

The state has introduced several measures due to accidents in recent weeks. On small local lines, which are managed in a simplified way, it has introduced a reporting obligation for all connections.

At the same time, the Minister of Transport, Karel Havlíček (for YES), set up a new safety commission, which deals with measures that should ensure greater safety on domestic railways. Its priority is to build an ETCS signaling system that allows a moving train to be stopped remotely. At the same time, the state is preparing changes in legislation, working and rest periods for train drivers should be adjusted, and the introduction of a sanction program is also planned.


Nassim, 20, lost his life, his two passengers seriously injured

This tragic accident happened this Saturday morning, shortly before 6 a.m. A car was driving in the rue du Général De Gaulle, in Courcelles, before arriving in front of the Petit Posty school.At a red light, with the intersection of the rue Baudouin Ier, the driver loses control of his vehicle.

This will strike the facade of a house, before being thrown against colored metal posts, protecting the entrance to the school. Under the blow, these posts are torn off and the car, she swerves again… to strike a preventive radar. The vehicle finally comes to a stop … The emergency services intervene very quickly on the scene. It is to discover the horror within the cabin of the damaged vehicle!

Alas, for the driver, nothing could be done: Nassim, 20 years old, was from Jumet.


Maintenance machines stopped a month after the railway accident in Soure

The 50 dresines will only be able to circulate when new safety and prevention measures are implemented.

No maintenance machine has been on the national rail network for a month. IP – Infrastructures of Portugal had this material pulled over on July 31 after one of these vehicles (known as dresina) was rammed by an Alfa Pendular in Soure at 190 km / h. The accident killed the two IP employees who were driving the maintenance vehicle and left eight more injured than initially indicated.

The railway manager is waiting for the removal of the ban on the circulation of a total of 50 track machines, imposed on August 3. As long as dresinas do not have an automatic speed protection system – as all passenger and freight trains do – IP will have to implement more security measures, according to the Mobility and Transport Institute, the national safety authority. railway.

Redundancy system

On that day, IP presented a proposal to amend the regulation for the circulation of track machines on lines with a speed control system. The company wants to introduce, immediately, a redundancy mechanism for these vehicles: in addition to the green light, they can only enter the train line and proceed to the next station after a “new authorization by the operational command center”, as is the case on lines without the speed control system.

This measure has no costs, gives more security to its workers and could have been implemented well before the accident in Soure. In 2018, experts from the Railway Accident Prevention and Investigation Office (GPIAAF) warned that the risk of undue signal overtaking “is 20 times higher” on an IP machine than on trains of railway operators. The red light had been passed 15 times between 2010 and 2017.

The infrastructure manager expects, “soon”, to resume the activity of the track machines, as soon as it obtains authorization from IMT, points the official source of the company to JN / Dinheiro Vivo. IP is also “finalizing” the process of purchasing the security system for its vehicles.

Initially, this accident had caused 43 injuries. But there are eight more occupants who were affected physically and / or psychologically, according to CP.

Injured passengers should contact CP

CP says that, “regardless of whether it is your responsibility or that of third parties,” it has taken out civil liability insurance and is compensating passengers affected by the accident. There are about three dozen cases. CP recommends that injured customers “contact the company, present their situation and the desired compensation. This request is subject to analysis and response by the CP Legal Office”. Tickets have already been returned to at least 443 passengers who were left without a trip because of the nearly two-day cut of the Northern Line after the accident. There are about 100 pending cases.


Stephanie was only 39 years old

A little before 9 p.m. this Friday, a Peugeot registered in France was traveling on the road from Mons (RN50) to Ville-Pommeroeul, in the entity of Bernissart. It was carrying five people: a 13-year-old teenager, a younger child and three ladies, two of whom would be cousins.

A Belgian driver who, according to initial reports, was overtaking them head-on.

Help is quickly on the spot. There was unfortunately nothing more to do to the 35-year-old passenger who was killed instantly. Stephanie (photo), the 39-year-old driver, was transported to CHwapi in critical condition. She sadly passed away in the evening.

The other injured in the accident were all distributed to various hospitals in the region: at the Saint-Joseph clinic and the Ambroise Paré hospital in Mons.

The Belgian driver was also taken care of.

►► What we know about this dramatic accident: our information


Uncovered! The secret of Maverick Vinales’ accident at the Styria MotoGP 2020, isn’t it Brembo’s fault?

MOTOR – The secret was revealed too accident Maverick Vinales of MotoGP Styria 2020.

As brother knows, Maverick Vinales failed to finish in the fifth round MotoGP 2020 last week (23/8/2020).

This Monster Energy Yamaha racer jumped from the Yamaha M1 from a speed of 230 km / hour.

Team mates Valentino Rossi this finally dropped before his motorbike broke into the parapet which then caught fire.

Also Read: Wow, Alex Rins is annoyed with Maverick Vinales, he doesn’t stop when he finds out that his motorbike has a problem

There were rumors that the incident started with a brake problem.

Maverick Vinales previously said the brakes on his motorbike were not working, aka failed.

In addition, it is also known that the brake specs used are the standard version.

But what surprised me was not the specs or the brakes of the blog.

Also Read: Well, Yamaha Boss Reveals Why Maverick Vinales Use Standard Brakes at MotoGP Styria 2020


two young people aged 22 and 24 died, a young girl aged 21 in critical condition

It was a dramatic accident that happened last night in Winterslag, near Genk. At around 2:30 a.m., a car left the road for reasons that still remain unexplained.

If the 25-year-old driver was only injured in the incident, the toll is much heavier for the passengers. Two occupants, aged 22 and 24, died instantly as a third person, a 21-year-old girl, was taken to hospital in critical condition.