Uber has admitted that there is a "problem" with the way autonomous vehicles cross bike lanes, raising serious questions about the safety of cyclists days after the company announced it would openly defy California regulators over self-driving vehicles. When the car was in "self-driving" mode, the coalition's executive director, who tested the car two days before the launch, observed it twice making an "unsafe right-hook-style turn through a bike lane". "The fact that they know there's a dangerous flaw in the technology and persisted in a surprise launch," he said, "shows a reckless disregard for the safety of people in our streets." The fact that they know there's a dangerous flaw in the technology and persisted … shows reckless disregard for safety Uber spokeswoman Chelsea Kohler told the Guardian in an email that "engineers are continuing to work on the problem", and said that the company has instructed drivers to take control when approaching right turns on a street with a bike lane.
Dec-19-2016, 23:55:03 GMT