Today’s Headlines

  • Two Pedestrians Hit in SF in Separate Collisions (SFGate, SFExaminer)
  • Video of Fatal Uber AV Crash (SFGate)
  • Robot Car Companies to Meet with Mayor Farrell (SFExaminer)
  • Will we Ever Get a Second Transbay Tube? (SFWeekly)
  • BART Delayed when Body Found Along Tracks (EastBayTimes)
  • Ocean Beach Erosion (SFWeekly)
  • How to Make City More Resilient (MarinIJ)
  • Another Pro-Housing Group (Hoodline)
  • Silicon Valley Must Solve Housing and Transportation (MercNews)
  • Fremont to Charge for ACE Parking (EastBayTimes)
  • Commentary: Driverless Cars and the Future of SF Streets (SFExaminer)
  • Commentary: Uber AV Death Resulted from Profit over Safety (SFExaminer)

Get state headlines at Streetsblog CA, national headlines at Streetsblog USA

  • murphstahoe

    If the Uber death resulted from Profit over Safety, what did two pedestrians getting run over in SF yesterday result from?

    We’ve had a hundred years to fix that problem and it’s getting worse, not better, and that’s happen because humans are willfully trying to make it worse, by prioritizing vehicles over pedestrians.

    The designers of AVs *want* them to be better, and spend their days improving. Human drivers want to be worse, and spend their days blocking streetscape changes.

    Just sayin’

  • Stuart

    While I agree as a general comment on the industry, given some of the comments by Uber execs and AV engineers about safety that have surfaced recently, it’s not clear that Uber specifically is all that interested in improving safety any more than whatever bare minimum they need to get past regulators.

    I think AVs have huge potential for pedestrian safety, but I don’t see any evidence that Uber is in the AV market because they want driving to be safer.

    Uber seems to have a lot in common with the driver mentality that results in pedestrian deaths, actually: they want to get to their goal quickly and easily, and if people die occasionally as a result, that’s just the price we pay.

  • murphstahoe

    If you are saying “screw uber, go Waymo” then I’m with you