New model in the fight against African swine fever

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New model in the fight against African swine fever The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has published a new scientific report on the current status of the spread of African swine fever (ASF) within the EU. The report describes, among other things,…

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Patent describes how Lyft’s self-driving cars might communicate

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Patent describes how Lyft’s self-driving cars might communicate Chris Helgren / Reuters Safety is a major concern when it comes to autonomous vehicles, for both the people they’re transporting as well as those who are nearby. And it’s not yet clear how…

Uber allegedly ignored safety warnings before self-driving fatality

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Uber allegedly ignored safety warnings before self-driving fatality Aaron Josefczyk / Reuters Just days after Uber announced its plans to resume testing of its self-driving taxis, new information reveals that a whistleblower had made the company aware of the technology’s safety failures…

Young aphids piggyback on adult aphids to get to safety faster

Young aphids piggyback on adult aphids to get to safety faster

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Young aphids piggyback on adult aphids to get to safety faster Young aphids may ride on the backs of adult aphids to get back to the safety of a host plant quicker, according to an article published in Frontiers in Zoology. Researchers…

Uber hires an NHTSA veteran to bolster its self-driving car plans

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Uber hires an NHTSA veteran to bolster its self-driving car plans ASSOCIATED PRESS Uber has hired a former National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) official to join its autonomous vehicle team, Reuters reports. Nat Beuse will be joining the company after serving…

Waymo reportedly returns safety drivers to its autonomous cars

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Waymo reportedly returns safety drivers to its autonomous cars Natalie Behring / Reuters Waymo is reportedly rolling out additional safety measures for its self-driving vehicle fleets, reintroducing safety drivers and installing cameras to monitor driver fatigue. The Information reports that these changes…

NASA launching safety review of SpaceX because Elon Musk smoked pot

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NASA launching safety review of SpaceX because Elon Musk smoked pot When NASA tapped SpaceX and Boeing to fly astronauts to the International Space Station, the companies likely expected the government agency would keep a close eye on things. But they probably…

Lime puts $3 million toward promoting e-scooter safety

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Lime puts $3 million toward promoting e-scooter safety Mario Tama/Getty Images E-scooter companies have faced plenty of criticism for allegedly doing too little to foster safety (not to mention basic respect for the law) among riders, and Lime appears to be tackling…

Uber applies for permission to test self-driving cars again

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Uber applies for permission to test self-driving cars again Uber Uber has published a Voluntary Safety Self-Assessment report in a bid to convince authorities to give it the go-ahead to test its self-driving vehicles on public roads again. The ride-hailing firm suspended…

Some DJI Matrice 200 drones are falling out of the sky

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Some DJI Matrice 200 drones are falling out of the sky DJI Some DJI drones are falling from the sky and no one is sure why. The United Kingdom Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) issued a safety notice Friday warning that some DJI…

Facebook uses machine learning to fight child exploitation

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Facebook uses machine learning to fight child exploitation ASSOCIATED PRESS Today, Facebook’s Global Head of Safety, Antigone Davis, published a blog post outlining how the social network fights child exploitation. The company uses standard industry practices, such as requiring users to be…

US DOT tells self-driving shuttle company to stop transporting kids

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US DOT tells self-driving shuttle company to stop transporting kids Transdev Sorry kids, neither you nor robots can be trusted. The US Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has told Transdev North America to stop hauling children around in…

Uber launches its safety hub for European passengers

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Uber launches its safety hub for European passengers Hannah Mckay / Reuters Uber’s recent safety push is spreading to Europe. The ridesharing service is launching a safety center in its app for the UK and 23 other European countries to provide many…

Volvo surprises with its stylish and quick S60 sedan

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Volvo surprises with its stylish and quick S60 sedan When you mention safety and cars, most folks bring up Volvo. For decades, safety wasn’t (as the kids say) cool. But in a world with increasing amounts of cars on the road in…

Tesla defends Autopilot in first quarterly safety report

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Tesla defends Autopilot in first quarterly safety report Over the past year, Tesla has received a lot of flak for being involved in crashes and accidents while Autopilot was engaged. Back in March, a Model X crashed into a median barrier, claiming…