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Police Still Investigating Last Year’s Uber Autonomous Vehicle Crash

July 15th, 2019 | by Jennifer Sensiba

The Washington Post reports that Tempe, Arizona’s police department is still investigating last year’s fatal accident in which an Uber autonomous test vehicle struck and killed a pedestrian pushing a bike. The investigation comes at the request of Maricopa County’s prosecutors, who want to know more about whether the accident was avoidable

Tesla Model 3 Hit By Falling Rock — #CleanTechnica Interview

November 22nd, 2018 | by Jake Richardson

Jade Insko was driving his Tesla Model 3 in Washington state when a 37-pound rock fell from above and struck his windshield. It plunged through the shattered and damaged glass and fell into the passenger seat. Fortunately, it did not hit Insko, but tiny pieces of glass did enter his eyes and lungs. Later, he received medical attention and his health is good now. Insko generously agreed to answer some questions for CleanTechnica

Traffic Injuries 3 Times As Likely In Car Than Bus

March 17th, 2017 | by Cynthia Shahan

Communities that use mass transit enjoy less tragedy. The Transportation Research Board shares a new journal article: "Traveling by Bus Instead of Car on Urban Major Roads: Safety Benefits for Vehicle Occupants, Pedestrians and Cyclists." It records the conclusions of researchers who studied traffic injuries along major corridors and found motorists on these routes had more than three times the injury rate of bus passengers. It was clear that buses were also safer for people sharing the road on foot or bike in Montreal. The research used police reports from 2001 to 2010 and found: Cars were responsible for 95% of pedestrian and 96% of cyclist injuries on these arteries

Tesla Video Footage From Severe Crash Uncovered By Hacker

February 23rd, 2017 | by James Ayre

You may remember last year when we reported on the presence of a Model S P100D badge buried in Tesla's software. It was uncovered preceding the release and announcement of the new battery pack size by the "hacker" Jason Hughes

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