Uber self-driving car kills pedestrian

It was inevitable that eventually, someone’s self-driving car would be in an accident involving a pedestrian…and a 49 year old woman in Tempe, AZ, pushing her bike across the street, was the first victim. While the car was one of Uber’s, it really could have happened to any of the tech companies. Details are still scarce as the investigation continues, but it’s safe to say that the car stored massive amounts of data that will make for a quick conclusion.

Embark startup in the news

So, a funny set of stories passed through my newsreader this morning (Feedly, if you’re curious).  The first was about a company in Texas called Embark, offering DNA testing for dogs!  It’ll tell you your dog’s pedigree, as well as what diseases they may be suceptible to.  Cool!

The second article was about a company working on self driving trucks called…Embark!  Yeah, same name!  Though I don’t really envision these companies going head to head and confusing consumers!  🤣