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Uber driver looks down for seconds before fatal crash

Source: ArsTechnica  – March 22nd, 2018   Police in Tempe, Arizona, have released dash cam footage showing the final seconds before an Uber self-driving vehicle crashed into 49-year-old pedestrian Elaine Herzberg. She died at the hospital shortly afterward. […] Tempe police also released internal dash cam footage showing the car’s driver, Rafaela Vasquez, in the seconds…

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Is Robocar Death the Price of Progress?

Source: EETimes  – March 20th, 2018   A self-driving Uber vehicle, driving in autonomous mode with a safety driver behind the wheel, hit and killed a pedestrian Sunday night in Tempe, Arizona. The preliminary investigation shows that Uber’s robocar, identified as 2017 Volvo XC90, was driving “at approximately 40 miles per hour,” said Tempe police during…

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First Malware to Attack Industrial Control Safety Systems

Source: EETimes  – March 15h, 2018   Less than two months after October’s U.S. Department of Homeland Security/FBI joint technical alert confirmed cyberattacks against industrial control systems, a new type of malware targeting industrial processes struck an unnamed critical infrastructure facility. The TRITON/TRISIS/HatMan malware is the first designed to attack an industrial plant’s safety systems. Since the…

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