Nvidia for the time being discontinuing testing of its autonomous vehicle

Nvidia for the time being discontinuing testing of its autonomous vehicle platform in response to previous week’s deadly collision of a self-driving Uber car with a pedestrian. TechCrunch confirmed this with the firm, which provided the upcoming statement:

Eventually[autonomous vehicles] will be much secure than human drivers, so this main work requires to continue. For time being we are rusticating the testing of our self-driving cars on public roads to acquire knowledge from the Uber incident.

Our global navy of hand driven data gathering vehicles continue to work.

Update: Soon later, the statement was evidently upgraded on internally and the following attachment(brackets mine, replacing acronyms):

The accident was disastrous. It is a reminder of how hard[self-driving car] technology is and that it requires to be approached with utmost care and the finest safety technologies. This disaster is precisely why we have committed ourselves to improving this life-saving technology.

Probably someone pointed out that it wasn’t especially charming to react to a fatal system failure in an autonomous vehicle by saying that “ultimately” they will be secured, even if it is correct.
Reuters first reported the news.
The hand driven vehicles, to be direct, are not self-driving ones with safety drivers, but traditionally controlled vehicles with a complete autonomous sensor suite on them to gather data.

Toyota also removed its autonomous vehicle testing out of worry for its own drivers’ well-being. Uber certainly  concluded its testing action at once.

 

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