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OMG! Uber operator in fatal self-driving vehicle crash was likely streaming 'The Voice'

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chocolove
71 Rider Driver
 Posted 6 years ago

This guy must feel terrible about himself. A women is dead becuase he couldnt focus on his job which literally just entailed sitting in a car and making sure it did not hit anything. SMH

http://money.cnn.com/2018/06/22/technology/uber-self-driving-crash-police-report/index.html

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    dailyjoe1987
    87
     6 years ago

    Can you blame him? The voice is a pretty awesome show...

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    KitteryMe
    31
     6 years ago

    Unforgivable that a human being watches that show.

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    CaptainOlimar
    186
     6 years ago

    He was testing the use case of how people would use an autonmous car.  watching television.  

    The test result: fatal crash.  I hope someone at Uber took that note.

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      jknobson77
      94
       6 years ago

      Reminds me of all those stories where in the early days of cruise controls, people would start reading a magazine or leave the wheel completely (say on an RV), with the false belief that the cars do indeed themselves.  Of course they all ended up in a ditch, or worse wrapped on a telephone pole.

      This is like how Tesla drivers who use the auto drive mode are known to fall asleep.  and no, that isn't a good thing.

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    RLS18
    19
     6 years ago

    Why would you lie about using your phone, it is so easy to check these things nowadays. This guy is an idiot.

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      DimSumUng
      130
       6 years ago

      Why does this article say LIKELY then.

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        JBurd
        184 Rider
         6 years ago

        Allegedly.  LOL

        May the phone was streaming it, but maybe she wasn't watching it.  or not paying attention to it.

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          FlutterShy
          310 Rider
           6 years ago

          yeah, explaining that to the jury

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        JMartensen
        173
         6 years ago

        Maybe it was her kid using her account at home.  YoutUbe or wahtever it was on.

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          frattyboy
          28
           6 years ago

          Why do you all keep saying "her" the driver was a "him"...

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            JMartensen
            173
             6 years ago

            sorry, I think the ponytail threw me off.