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Uber’s Former Driverless Exec Put Safety Second

Posted on March 21, 2018

Photo via Wikimedia Commons user Diablanco

Photo via Wikimedia Commons user Diablanco

“We don’t need redundant brakes and steering, or a fancy new car; we need better software,” then-Google engineer Anthony Levandowski wrote in an email to Larry Page in January 2016.

“To get to that better software faster, we should deploy the first 1,000 cars ASAP. I don’t understand why we are not doing that. Part of our team seems to be afraid to ship.”

Shortly thereafter, Levandowski would leave to found his own self-driving trucking company, which was quickly acquired by Uber.

The Verge article here

Related Topics: autonomous vehicles, deaths, driver safety, driverless cars, passenger safety, Safety, self-driving vehicles, TNCs, Uber, vehicle safety

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