Volvo’s Self-Parking Car Smashes Into Person During Demonstration

Mike Paczesny | The Rundown Live

The future is automated, choices are becoming the decisions of programmed systems. We have to wonder, is taking control away from human’s a good idea?

Volvo is working towards a future where every car parks itself, and in a demo of this technology in the Dominican Republic, an observer got ran down as the car accelerated directly into him from a distance.

This incident took place because the operators apparently forgot to turn on “City Safe” mode. (lol)

This is the second time such a car has failed publicly. In 2011, a Volvo smashed into a truck during a similar demonstration.

Here’s how the car is supposed to work:

[h/t dailydot]

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