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Toyota pauses self-driving car testing on U.S. roads following Uber accident

Toyota pauses self-driving car testing on U.S. roads following Uber accident

Automaker Toyota has temporarily ceases its public road testing of its fully self- car R6;Chauffeur‘ system in the U.S. after an accident earlier this week saw an self-driving test vehicle strike a pedestrian, which ultimately resulted in her death.

have stated that suggest the accident would’ve been extremely difficult to avoid regardless of whether a human or an AV system was in control at the time, because of how quickly the victim crossed in front of the moving vehicle (outside of a crosswalk), but Toyota has indicated to Bloomberg that it’s stopping testing for now due to the potential “emotional effect on [its] test drivers.”

Toyota spokesperson Brian Lyons noted that the automaker couldn’t speculate on the cause of the crash or its implications for the future of the self-driving industry, which is a fairly standard I’ve heard across automakers and others involved in the industry thus far, and which suggests a fair reluctance to make any lasting material decisions before all information is available regarding the Uber incident.

Toyota has been working on both its ‘Chauffeur’ fully automated driving system, as well as ‘Guardian,’ an advanced-driver assist system that is designed to institute fail-safes for intervening to prevent accidents when a human driver’s behavior puts themselves or others in danger.

Credits: https://techcrunch.com/2018/03/20/toyota-pauses-automated-driving-testing-on-u-s-roads-following-uber-accident/

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