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    Insurance Institute for Highway Safety
    Highway Loss Data Institute
    SPECIAL ISSUE: AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES

    August 7, 2018|Volume 53, Number 4
    http://www.iihs.org/iihs/sr

    "EVALUATING AUTONOMYIIHS examines driver assistance features in road, track tests
    On-road and track tests of adaptive cruise control and active lane-keeping show performance can be inconsistent in typical driving situations.

    Uber Death May Have Been Avoidable With Volvo's Technology

    Crash-avoidance technology was disabled during test drive; NTSB investigation is active; Uber has implemented safeguards
    By Sarah Gardner, August 6, 2018
    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/arti...ve-been-avoidable-with-volvo-s-tech-iihs-says

    "The Uber Technologies Inc. self-driving test vehicle that killed a pedestrian in Arizona earlier this year may have been able to avoid the crash had the ride-hailing company not disabled Volvo Cars’ safety system, according to a safety group.

    In a report Tuesday, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety criticized Uber for turning off Volvo’s collision-avoidance technology in the XC90 sport utility vehicle that struck and killed a woman in Tempe on March 18.

    The insurer group’s chief research officer, David Zuby, vouched for the effectiveness of Volvo’s system, saying it would have prevented or mitigated the crash.

    “I think it’s possible that, had the system been able to intervene, the fatality may not have occurred,” Zuby said in a phone interview. “I would argue that if developers of self-driving technology really intend to make our roads safer, they had better make sure they have the best crash-avoidance systems in place before they go out on the road.”
    The fatality spurred Uber’s suspension of public road testing with its self-driving vehicles, and raised questions about both the safety of the company’s technology and its protocols with regards to use of human backup drivers. Police said in June that the woman behind the wheel in the Uber SUV was streaming the popular television show “The Voice” on her mobile phone in the moments before the crash.

    An Uber spokesman said the company is still an active party to a U.S. National Transportation Board investigation, and that the agency hasn’t released a final report on the incident. Uber has put a set of safeguards in place to improve its self-driving operations and plans to publish a voluntary safety self-assessment in the coming months, the spokesman said.

    said in a preliminary report in May that sensors on Uber’s SUV detected the female pedestrian, who was crossing a street at night outside a crosswalk. But Uber told the agency’s investigators that automatic emergency braking maneuvers weren’t enabled while the vehicle was under computer control, to reduce the potential for “erratic vehicle behavior.” The company left braking up to the safety driver and didn’t design its system to alert the human operator.
    “Uber decided to forgo a safety net in its quest to teach an unproven computer-control system how to drive,” Zuby said in IIHS’s report."
     
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    Future Road Repair Technology - Pothole Repairing Machine
     
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    Uber loses $900 million in second quarter; urged by investors to sell off self-driving division
    https://old.reddit.com/r/technology...loses_900_million_in_second_quarter_urged_by/

    Uber reportedly lost $891 million in the second quarter of 2018 as growth slows
    The company’s self-driving unit continues to be a drain on cash

    By Andrew J. Hawkins@andyjayhawk Aug 15, 2018, 4:16pm EDT
    https://www.theverge.com/2018/8/15/17693834/uber-revenue-loss-earnings-q2-2018

    "...Bloomberg characterized the report as Khosrowshahi embracing the company’s “growth above profit” ethos. But it has cast a spotlight on some of Uber’s more expensive, trouble-prone projects.

    Specifically, the company’s beleaguered self-driving car operation is said to be losing as much as $200 million a quarter, The Information reported today.

    And Bloomberg noted that Uber is being urged by investors to off-load the unit."

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    ....Uber loses 900 mil and Tesla loses +8%...
     
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    Telsa is losing a lot more than that...

    Many days of cumulative losses with continuing cumulative losses.

    Tesla's stock has lost a lot more than 8.93% (single day) over the graph's date range shown.
    tesla stock price over the last month.JPG
    https://www.google.com/search?q=Tesla+stock

    Tesla Is Said to Be Subpoenaed by S.E.C. Over Elon Musk Tweet
    By Matthew Goldstein, Jessica Silver-Greenberg and Kate Kelly
    Aug. 15, 2018
    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/15/business/tesla-musk-sec-subpoena-goldman.html

    Tesla Board Surprised by Elon Musk’s Tweet on Taking Carmaker Private
    By Jessica Silver-Greenberg, Neal E. Boudette, Landon Thomas Jr. and Kate Kelly
    Aug. 13, 2018
    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/13/business/dealbook/tesla-elon-musk-saudi-arabia.html

    TESLA’S BOARD OF DIRECTORS ARE PREPARING FOR LEGAL FALLOUT IF MUSK’S GAMBLE IMPLODES
    11:34 AM 08/15/2018
    http://dailycaller.com/2018/08/15/tesla-board-of-directors-musk-fallout/

    SEC reportedly investigating whether Elon Musk tweeted about take-private deal to hurt short sellers
    Robert Ferris | @RobertoFerris
    Published 4:08 PM ET Thu, 16 Aug 2018 Updated 7:24 PM ET Thu, 16 Aug 2018
    https://www.cnbc.com/2018/08/16/sec...-take-private-deal-to-hurt-short-sellers.html

    Elon Musk Details ‘Excruciating’ Personal Toll of Tesla Turmoil
    By David Gelles, James B. Stewart, Jessica Silver-Greenberg and Kate Kelly
    Aug. 16, 2018
    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/16/business/elon-musk-interview-tesla.html

    Saudi PIF in talks to invest in aspiring Tesla rival Lucid
    Published 2 Hours Ago Updated 1 Hour Ago
    https://www.cnbc.com/2018/08/19/reu...st-in-aspiring-tesla-rival-lucid-sources.html

    Tesla has lost a lot more than it's temporary stock price run-up due to Elon's tweet's.
     
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    SEETROËN - The first glasses that restore the taste for Travel by Citroën
     
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    The Mercedes Vision EQ SIlver Arrow Has Arrived from the Future! | FIRST LOOK
     
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    Cytosurge FluidFM 3D metal printing at micrometer scale
    Charbax
    Published on Aug 25, 2018
    The FluidFM μ3Dprinter, developed by Cytosurge AG (http://cytosurge.com/r/eyl), directly prints microscopic and submicroscopic complex metal structures at room temperature and ambient pressure onto existing objects or surfaces with pinpoint (micrometer) accuracy. This opens new horizons in domains such as microelectronics, MEMS or surface functionalization. Interviewed at the IDTechEx Show! Europe 2018
     
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