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#1 2016-12-20 15:19:00

Jack
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Reportedly, Uber Self-Driving Cars Unsafe Near Bike Lanes

Quick article  http://www.slate.com/blogs/future_tense … lists.html 
To be fair, the unsafe practice is what we often see out of human drivers too.  "Brian Wiedenmeier, the executive director of a local cycling advocacy group called the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition, rode in a self-driving Uber as part of a demonstration two days before the test launched and observed the vehicles taking a dangerous right-hook turn—that is, abruptly crossing over a bike lane to make a right turn in an intersection. (The safer practice is to check to see if bikes are approaching and, if possible, merge into the bike lane or parking lane before completing the right turn.) He says he shared his concern with Uber, which told the Guardian that it is now instructing its testers to take control of the cars to make right turns on streets with bike lanes."

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