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Uber self-driving car death riddle: Was LIDAR blind spot to blame?

Dodgy Geezer Silver badge

Well, there are not many choices...

..Uber self-driving car death riddle: Was LIDAR blind spot to blame?....

We assume that the system is designed to detect objects and avoid hitting them.

So it has to see an obstacle, correctly identify it, and take some avoiding action, like braking.

W know that the car took no avoiding action. So, assuming that the brakes were working, there is either a problem in:

1 - the detection

2 - the identification

3 - passing the message to the avoidance process.

I assume that 'a blind spot' refers to a failure of item 1). And without knowing anything else I have a 1/3 chance of being right...

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