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Google self-driving car incident rate seen as 'impressively low,' but caution urged - World - CBC News

NY-Reporter (#594) 1425 days ago Technology google self-driving car incident rate All http://www.cbc.ca   1 Comment  | Add To 
Futuristic self-driving cars travelling along California roads have needed plenty of old-fashioned human intervention to stay safe.Futuristic self-driving cars travelling along California roads have needed plenty of old-fashioned human intervention to stay safe.

California's Department of Motor Vehicles on Tuesday released reports filed by seven companies the agency gave permission to test prototype vehicles in public. The documents summarized instances in which a human driver had to take over due to technology problems or other safety concerns.
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Tim Peake to make first spacewalk to repair power unit for solar panels | Science | The Guardian

NY-Correspondent (#624) 1425 days ago Science spacewalk international space station All http://www.theguardian.com   Discuss  | Add To 
Walk to last more than six hours and is being conducted during an eclipse of International Space Station to avoid the danger of the sun activating panelsBritish astronaut Tim Peake’s first spacewalk will take him to the far end of the International Space Station on Friday, as he and another astronaut repair a power unit before the sun makes it too dangerous to work on the solar panels.

The spacewalk, scheduled for 12.55pm GMT (7.55am EST) and expected to last more than six hours, is the first for a British astronaut with the European Space Agency.