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‘Our lidar doesn't make the decision to put on the brakes ...’

Lidar maker Velodyne has put out a statement concerning the fatal accident between an Uber autonomous vehicle and a pedestrian in Tempe, Arizona, last week. Uber's self-driving Volvo XC90 uses a Velodyne lidar (light detection and range) unit, said to be an HDL-64E. That model has a 360-degree field-of-view and a 120-meter range, so one of the big questions has been why didn't the sensors pick up pedestrian Elaine Herzberg before the vehicle hit her. Velodyne president Marta Thoma Hall told Bloo

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The incident happened in Tempe, Ariz., and involved a Volvo XC90.

An autonomously-driven Uber struck and killed a pedestrian in Tempe, Ariz., late Sunday evening. A statement from local police indicates that the woman was crossing the street outside of a crosswalk. A bicycle was present at the accident scene, according to local news station ABC 15, but it's not yet clear if the deceased was walking with or riding the bike.

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Safety questions push back introduction.

The company known for safety opts for a more gradual approach to build consumer confidence.

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For the first time, Uber would own and operate a fleet.

This builds on the companies' three-year relationship.

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Sluggish start to 2017 shows cracks in foundation built on new products.

An $11-billion gamble paid off – for awhile.

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PHEV mill will update Volvo's 'twin-engine' concept.

Volvo will follow the debut of its plug-in hybrid crossover with battery-electric and mild-hybrid models.

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Microsoft's Cortana AI could be next.

Now you can take business calls while driving more easily. If you're into that sort of thing.

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We did a lot of neat stuff in 2016, and a lot of it was caught on video. Check out our favorite drives, experiences, and episodes from our original series that we selected from 2016's best.

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These were the most popular automakers and models on Google search in 2016. Some of these results make sense, and some are rather surprising.

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Job one for Bell is to reverse Tesla's reputation for disappointing interiors.

Volvo to Tesla? We wonder what role the NorCal weather played.

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The vehicles have been making dangerous turns through bike lanes.

This is in addition to reports of running red lights and failing to yield for pedestrians.

Uber and Volvo have turned a number of XC90s into self-driving SUVs in the City by the Bay. It's an extension of the program the two companies tested in Pittsburgh earlier this year.

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The future is driverless.

What's Swedish for 'taxi!'?

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Volvo has solutions for the tedious parts of car ownership.

Volvo and Uber partner in the name of autonomy. Both companies are investing $300M in this joint project that aims to bring autonomous tech into real world application sooner than later.

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Volvo's flagship SUV impresses during its short stay in our fleet.

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