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Uber's fatal car crash last month continues to have repercussions, with self-driving taxi start-up Voyage announcing today that it will open-source its safety procedures, documents, and code in the hope of avoiding future deaths.
"I had to spend time after [the Uber crash] calming people down, telling folks at our deployments that it was an isolated incident," says Voyage CEO Oliver Cameron in an exclusive interview with Ars Technica. "But the truth is that everyone in the industry is reinventing the technology and safety processes themselves, which is incredibly dangerous. Open source means more eyes, more diversity, and more feedback."
Starting today, Voyage will begin to share safety requirements, test scenarios, metrics, tools, and code that it has developed for its own Level 4 self-driving taxis. Five Voyage cars are currently deployed carrying passengers within two retirement communities in California and Florida.
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According to Rob van der Veen, a spokesman for the Dutch police, Sindri Thor Stefansson was arrested Sunday around 8pm local time.
"[Stefansson] was arrested in the center of Amsterdam," van der Veen emailed Ars. "He's in custody, and the public prosecutor will have further contact with the Iceland authorities concerning the extradition."
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