Tuesday Drive or Not to Drive


A sizable lump to plod the highways with an operator.

Alphabet Inc’s (GOOGL.O) Google said on Monday it bears “some responsibility” after one of its self-driving cars struck a municipal bus in a minor crash earlier this month.

The crash may be the first case of one of its autonomous cars hitting another vehicle and the fault of the self-driving car. The Mountain View, California-based Internet search leader said it made changes to its software after the crash to avoid future incidents.

In a Feb. 23 report filed with California regulators, Google said the crash took place in Mountain View on Feb. 14 when a self-driving Lexus RX450h sought to get around some sandbags in a wide lane.



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13 Responses to Tuesday Drive or Not to Drive

  1. Den says:

    A bus? What if it was a small child?


  2. David B. Benson says:

    Monsanto in today’s TNYT.


  3. David B. Benson says:

    Relics of the space age.
    Haunting pix in TNYT


  4. º¿carol says:

    It’s been snowing all day long, still going strong. Will probably get close to 10 inches. The old stuff was gone Saturday/Sunday. I went for my evening walk, all over the ranch, didn’t have to worry about slippery snow, but now the crap is back. I’ll be staying inside tonight.

    But spring is lurking. Two red-winged blackbirds at the feeder outside our bedroom window. Jill says a robin flew in front of her car the other day, she still feels bad.

    This new stuff will soon disappear. Temps will start creeping up to 50° by Monday.


  5. º¿carol says:

    I don’t understand that Google car. Is there a drone pilot somewhere, or is it actually doing it’s own thinking and driving? Do they give it a place to go then let it try to get there? There must be a chase car trailing it, watching what happens. Den probably has all the answers.


    • David B. Benson says:

      There is a person sitting in the car as that is required by law but the robot does all the driving without human assistance.


  6. David B. Benson says:

    First to the optometrist’s office to leave the spectacles for repair. Then back to the Birch & Barley, all in 52 minutes, 47 to the optometrist’s and the remaining 5 back to the Birch & Barley, as established by the stopwatch feature of this mobile device.

    Having French onion soup, the best French onion soup in Pullman, then the veggie curry which I have yet to try.


    • David B. Benson says:

      On the way I saw a flock of small birds sitting on the power lines and then a flock of magpies flitting about.


    • David B. Benson says:

      Then 25 minutes, after the sun had set, back to Sloan. Even so, some light filtered through the cloud layers and patches in an unusual display before the light ice pellet shower set in.

      Day 3: 58+52+25=135 minutes.

      My wrists know it today.


      • David B. Benson says:

        Raining now.


      • David B. Benson says:

        Rain over as the wind blew all the clouds away. Orion fully visible as I walked home from the French horn concert by the new French horn professor. A gem of a little concert showing off the full range of the instrument and from loudest to softest. He could even play muted without the mute, just using his hand.


  7. Den says:

    The TeeVee is jam-packed with election frenzy, I had to change the channel to music instead.


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