Tag: Ridesharing

  • March 21st, 2018

As long as robot cars roam public streets and highways, they will occasionally kill people. That’s the ugly truth that no on in the driver-less vehicle industry can deny. Will those robot cars kill people at significantly lower rates than drunk, stoned, tired, or distracted human drivers do now? Automakers, technology companies, politicians, and regulators […]

  • March 21st, 2018

The death of a woman who was struck by a self-driving Uber in Arizona on Sunday has auto-safety advocates demanding that U.S. regulators and lawmakers slow down the rush to bring autonomous vehicles to the nation’s roadways. Don’t count on it. Efforts to streamline regulations to accommodate the emerging technology have been under way since […]

  • October 5th, 2017

Use of ride-sharing services such as Uber has prompted a drop in drunk-driving accidents in some American cities, a new report suggests. But access to smartphone-connected drivers doesn’t uniformly slash booze-related crashes, researchers found. “Uber seems to affect crashes differently in different cities,” said study author Christopher Morrison. Those differences may depend on specific local […]

  • November 1st, 2016

Why would you drunk drive? You have to get somewhere? Okay, call a cab. Download the Uber app. Get a hold of a friend. Take a bus. Walk. Other options exist, non of which kill 27 people a day. Drunk driving is the last thing you should do. Saying you’re a good drunk driver is […]