We understand that driverless car engineers want their vehicles to navigate roads as naturally as humans, but running the occasional red light is surely taking things a little far.Just hours after Uber’s self-driving cars hit the streets of San Francisco for the very first time, one of them was spotted apparently running a red light.The incident was recorded by a dash cam in one of the city’s Luxor Cabs and uploaded to YouTube a short time later. Uber says it’s investigating.In the video (above), the Luxor Cab slows up at a crosswalk as the light turns from yellow to red. A few seconds after it hits red, and fortunately before a pedestrian steps onto the crosswalk, what appears to be one of Uber’s Volvo XC90 self-driving cars trundles through the stop light.Considering the amount of sensors and cameras the autonomous cars incorporate to ensure, y’know, safe driving, and the fact that they’re also carrying Uber engineers and safety drivers, it’s puzzling how such an incident could’ve occurred.If Uber confirms it was indeed one of its cars, then did the on-board equipment fail? Or was the car in control of a possibly distracted human driver at the time?The incident came to light just hours after Uber announced that… Read full this story
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