Uber Technologies Inc will put self-driving vehicles on Washington, D.C. roads Friday with human drivers in control, the ride share company said on Thursday, as it seeks to collect data for future deployment of fully self-driving vehicles. Uber is collecting similar road data to support development of self-driving in Dallas, San Francisco and Toronto with human drivers in control. The goal is for computers to operate the vehicles eventually. The company said it hopes "this first round of manually driven data collection will lay the foundation for testing our vehicles in self-driving mode in Washington, DC." Uber is operating self-driving cars in autonomous mode in Pittsburgh with safety drivers behind the wheel but only during daylight hours. Uber has taken a more cautious approach to testing since one of its self-driving vehicles killed a pedestrian in March 2018 in Tempe, Arizona, the first death involving an autonomous vehicle. In the aftermath of the crash, Uber suspended all … [Read more...] about Uber self-driving cars, with humans in control, to cruise Washington, D.C.
Data concerns with self driving cars
The identified airline IT outages were caused by a range of IT and infrastructure issues, the GAO says, including hardware failures, software outages or slowdowns, power or telecommunications failures and network connectivity issues. In several instances, an IT issue in one airline system had cascading effects across other systems. For example, a large volume of online traffic shut down an airline's website and subsequently disrupted the airline's reservations and check-in systems. The factors leading to these problems will sound familiar to any IT expert: years of under-investment in IT systems, aging legacy systems and increasingly complex environments. … [Read more...] about Was your flight delay due to an IT outage? What a new report on airline IT tells us
LONDON: Britain is expected to announce next week whether to allow China's Huawei to develop its 5G network, an official said Friday, amid indications it will agree to grant at least limited access despite intense US opposition. A senior UK official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the decision had not yet been taken but likely would be next week -- and strongly hinted at a green light for Huawei. The United States has banned Huawei from the rollout of its next generation 5G mobile networks because of concerns -- strongly denied -- that the firm could be under the control of Beijing. Washington has been lobbying Britain to do the same, even threatening to limit intelligence sharing between the two allies if the UK goes its own way. There has been widespread speculation that Britain would allow Huawei into "non-core" elements of 5G networks, such as antennae and base stations attached to masts and roofs. British Business Secretary Andrea Leadsom said this week that a … [Read more...] about UK ‘to decide on Huawei 5G next week’