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Uber Licenses Software to Three Public Transit Agencies

Published on Apr 14, 2021 at 2:04 pm in Technology.

In an effort to expand its software as a service, Uber is licensing its rideshare software to three public transit agencies. The transit agencies are in Denver, Colorado, Cecil County, Maryland, and Porterville, California. This news comes as Uber attempts a broader push into public transit, as rideshare numbers are still down across the country as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

New Study Analyzes Predicted Crash Rates for Self-Driving Vehicles

Published on Jun 8, 2020 at 7:25 am in Technology.

As the market and interest for autonomous vehicles continue to rise, there are often discussions regarding accident rates and how self-driving cars have the potential to reduce those numbers. Considering the majority of collisions are currently attributed to driver error, it’s a reasonable assumption that an autonomous vehicle could weed out problems like distractions, drunk driving, and more. A new study, however, predicts that the crash rates for self-driving vehicles will not be as low as we think.

According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), self-driving cars may only be able to prevent around one-third of all crashes: “According to a national survey of police-reported crashes, driver error is the final failure in the chain of events leading to more than 9 out of 10 crashes. But the Institute’s analysis suggests that only about a third of those crashes were the result of mistakes that automated vehicles would be expected to avoid simply because they have more accurate perception than human drivers and aren’t vulnerable to incapacitation.”

New Ford Rideshare Patent Sorts Vehicles by Odor

Published on Apr 17, 2020 at 9:48 am in Technology.

As Ford continues to push its autonomous vehicle operation forward, a new patent filed by the company outlines a way ridesharing vehicles can be sorted based on the way they smell. This patent includes autonomous vehicles and those driven by rideshare workers.

The patent, titled “Transportation System Using Odor Preferences,” could help rideshare users who are sensitive to odors like cigarette smoke. For example, if a non-smoker needs a vehicle that has not been smoked in because of a sensitive lung condition, Ford’s technology could ensure they get the right vehicle for their needs.

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