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Report Suggests Government Unsure How Many People Have Been Hit By Driverless Cars

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Report Suggests Government Unsure How Many People Have Been Hit By Driverless Cars

Report Suggests Government Unsure How Many People Have Been Hit By Driverless Cars

Report Suggests Government , Unsure How Many People , Have Been Hit By Driverless Cars.

According to public records and internal emails obtained by 404 Media, the United States government has no idea how many pedestrians have been hit by Cruise's driverless vehicles.

The Byte reports that deployment of the self-driving cars was recently halted after multiple collisions with pedestrians.

The collisions coincided with the revelation that Cruise deployed cars that it knew struggled to identify people, particularly children.

The collisions coincided with the revelation that Cruise deployed cars that it knew struggled to identify people, particularly children.

Prior to the total recall of Cruise's fleet, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reportedly already had a "preliminary investigation" underway.

Prior to the total recall of Cruise's fleet, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reportedly already had a "preliminary investigation" underway.

However, despite this investigation, public records show that the federal roadway safety regulator is unaware of exactly how many pedestrian incidents have occurred.

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However, despite this investigation, public records show that the federal roadway safety regulator is unaware of exactly how many pedestrian incidents have occurred.

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In a public record, the NHTSA notes that , "currently, the total number of relevant pedestrian incidents is unknown." .

According to emails obtained by 404, city officials in San Francisco say a poorly designed online reporting system left pedestrians with no way to report incidents.

According to emails obtained by 404, city officials in San Francisco say a poorly designed online reporting system left pedestrians with no way to report incidents.

In leaked emails, local authorities say the problem revolves around the structure of the reporting form itself.

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The problem is that you have to enter the VIN number in order to get through the logic of the form.

Obviously, members of the public have no access to this information as to for-hire AVs.

The only other obvious option is to call their telephone hotline — something few people today would do, Julia Friedlander, Senior manager of automated driving policy at San Francisco’s Municipal Transportation Agency, leaked email, via 'The Byte'.

The problem is that you have to enter the VIN number in order to get through the logic of the form.

Obviously, members of the public have no access to this information as to for-hire AVs.

The only other obvious option is to call their telephone hotline — something few people today would do, Julia Friedlander, Senior manager of automated driving policy at San Francisco’s Municipal Transportation Agency, leaked email, via 'The Byte'.

'The Byte' reports that the news comes as an embarrassment for both the NHTSA and the city of San Francisco.


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