Another Tesla with activated “Autopilot” involved in fatal accident
Tesla’s “Autopilot” driver assistance system is said to be involved in a fatal road accident again. A motorcyclist was killed near the city of Salt Lake City, Utah, in late July. A Tesla car had hit him from behind. The motorcyclist was thrown from his Harley-Davidson and fatally injured. The Tesla driver was unharmed. He stated that he had not seen the motorcycle driving in front of him, as the Highway Patrol in Utah describes. He also stated that he had activated the “Autopilot” system while driving.
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German newspapers for the first time with digital revenues in the billions
Last year, German newspaper publishers turned over more than one billion euros with digital offers for the first time. This was announced by the Federal Association of Digital Publishers and Newspaper Publishers on Monday. A good third of this – 365 million euros – came from the sale of e-paper copies. In addition, there were 657 million euros in other digital sales. This primarily means internet advertising, but also offers for paid content.
Debris from China’s rocket stage found in Borneo
Several pieces of debris from the Chinese rocket stage, which crashed uncontrollably over the weekend, have apparently been found on Borneo. Local media reports show pieces of debris measuring several meters that were rammed deep into the ground. Two families were asked to leave their homes for fear of radioactivity. Although there have been no reports of injuries or damage to buildings so far, astronomer Jonathan McDowell spoke of significant pieces of debris on Twitter. If these had come up just a few hundred meters from the impact sites, it would be a completely different story, he continued.
Autonomous driving: 13 pilot projects have potential for real road traffic
In the past ten years, the federal government has funded 109 research projects in the field of autonomous driving. She sees great potential for 13 projects, which could also come into play in real road traffic. This emerges from a response from the federal government to a request from the CDU/CSU parliamentary group. The projects that the federal government considers promising include “Shuttle Model Region Upper Franconia” and its follow-up project, which is still ongoing. The aim here is to develop a line operation for highly automated shuttles. Among other things, it is examined which sensor systems are necessary and how the shuttles are accepted by the passengers.
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