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Uber self-driving crash resulting in death of pedestrian raises safety questions

Friday, 23 March 2018

Video of a fatal pedestrian crash involving a self-driving Uber vehicle that some experts say exposes flaws in autonomous vehicle technology is prompting calls to slow down testing on public roads and renewing concerns about regulatory readiness. The 22-second video shows a woman walking from a darkened area onto a street just before an Uber SUV in self-driving mode strikes her. It was released by police in Tempe, Arizona, following the crash earlier this week. Japanese automaker Toyota said ...

Self-driving Uber car kills woman crossing street in Arizona

Tuesday, 20 March 2018

An Uber self-driving car hit and killed a woman crossing the street in Arizona, police said on Monday, marking the first fatality caused by an autonomous vehicle and a potential blow to the technology expected to transform transportation. The ride services company said it was suspending North American tests of its self-driving vehicles, which are currently going on in Arizona, Pittsburgh and Toronto. So-called robot cars, when fully developed by companies including Uber, Alphabet Inc and General ...

WATCH: Men risk their lives to push ablaze car to safety in Saudi Arabia

Sunday, 18 March 2018

CCTV footage has shown the moment a group of men chose to risk their lives to move a car away from a raging fire.The footage, believed to have been filmed in a neighborhood in the central Saudi city of al-Kharj, shows the men decide to bring a larger vehicle to push the car to safety.  

Twin car bombs kill at least 35 in Libya’s Benghazi

Wednesday, 24 January 2018

The death toll following a double car bomb attack in the Libyan city of Benghazi on Tuesday night has risen to at least 35, a hospital spokeswoman said. A further 60 people were injured and the number of fatalities could rise, Fadia al-Barghathi, spokeswoman for the city’s al-Jala hospital, told AFP. An explosives-rigged vehicle blew up in front of a mosque in the central neighborhood of Al-Sleimani, a security source said. READ ALSO: Car bomb in central Benghazi wounds former ...

PHOTOS: Saudi women-only motor show opens in Jeddah

Friday, 12 January 2018

Women flocked to Le Mall in Jeddah on Thursday to check out the kingdom’s first car exhibition aimed at women, a few months after Saudi Arabia granted them the right to drive.Pink, orange and yellow balloons hung in the mall’s showroom as women posed for photos and selfies in front of the cars. One woman in the driver’s seat fixed her face cover. Another wrapped her turquoise-painted fingernails around the steering wheel, feeling it out.In a decree issued in September, King ...

WATCH: Fan storms football field in his car during match in UAE

Monday, 4 December 2017

A fan stormed a football field in his car while the Emirati Al-Ahli and Al-Jazira teams Under-18s were playing. A video of the incident was widely shared on social media and it clearly showed the reckless fan as he drove in the field, much to the players’ and referees’ shock.The unidentified man drove around the players who tried to keep out of his way out of fear he’d run them over and then left. People had mixed reactions to the video as some thought it was funny while others ...

WATCH: Man miraculously escapes death twice

Thursday, 23 November 2017

A young man miraculously escaped death twice when a speeding car hit an electric pole nearby. According to NZ Herald newspaper, the young Chinese man, 20, was waiting for his girlfriend in the street when he almost lost his life. The CCTV caught the accident where the young man can be seen talking on his mobile phone when the car nearly hit him and crashed into the electric pole which almost fell on his head. The incident took place last Thursday in the city of Huludao in the northern Chinese ...

15-year-old Egyptian boy kills family of four

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

A family of four died after a 15-year-old boy accidentally run them over while learning to drive, in Gharbia governorate, Egypt. Of the family members, one child survived the accident, but is in critical condition. Gharbia’s Security Director, Lieutenant Tareq Hassoonah, received word about the death of a family of four after being run over by a boy while learning to drive. Serious injuries Investigations revealed that the child in question was driving his father’s car in a village ...

Deputies: 5-year-old, 2-year-old crash family car in US

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Authorities in West Virginia say a 5-year-old and a 2-year-old took their mother’s car for a 3-mile (5 kilometers) ride before crashing it. News outlets report the boys took the car from their mother’s house Monday. One child steered the vehicle while the other child pushed the gas and brake pedals. The ride ended when the car crashed into a ditch. Putnam County Sheriff Steve Deweese says deputies did not find the children’s mother until nearly an hour later. He says she ...

VIDEO: Six hurt as car ‘ploughs into families gathering for Eid prayer’ in UK

Sunday, 25 June 2017

At least six people were injured on Sunday after a car mounted a pavement outside a sports center in the northern English city of Newcastle, but the incident is not believed to be terrorism-related, police said on Sunday. Local media said hundreds of people were celebrating Eid, which marks the end of Islam's holy month of Ramadan, at the sports center and that two children were among the casualties.  The ambulance service said three children and three adults were being treated at a local ...

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