According to a Forbes article from Alain Ohnsman, U.S. safety investigators are calling for stricter Tesla regulation after the publication of several investigative reports detailing several Tesla crashes due to the car’s faulty autopilot mode.
In March 2018 in Mountain View, California, Walter huang was playing a game on his phone as his Tesla Model X hurtled down the freeway. His car’s autopilot mode failed to detect a traffic barrier and crashed head-on into concrete, killing Huang and trapping two other cars in a metal vortex.
Investigators from the National Transportation Safety Board, an independent government agency, found fault with the company’s “partially automated” label in light of the accidents. They also proposed proactive steps Tesla and the Transportation Department should take to save lives from flawed technology.
President of the NTSB Robert sumwalt said after a hearing in Washington on Tuesday: “We urge Tesla to work on improving its autopilot technology and ensuring that NHTSA fulfills its oversight responsibility to ensure that measures corrective measures are taken if necessary. It’s time to stop allowing drivers of any partially automated vehicle to pretend they have driverless cars. Because they don’t have driverless cars.
Facebook investigates suspicious posts linked to Bernie Sanders supporters
Facebook is investigating accounts linked to suspicious posts that support Bernie Sanders, according to a report on the the Wall Street newspaper through Emilie Glazer and Dustin Voz.
The news comes after the U.S. Secret Service confirmed Russian agents were using information to try to get Bernie Sanders nominated by the Democratic primary.
Facebook has yet to substantiate these claims.
“We investigate every credible complaint we receive, as we did in this case when an outside researcher contacted us,” a Facebook spokesperson. Andy Pierre says the Journal. “To date, we have not been able to corroborate the researcher’s claims and we have not been informed by the intelligence community. “
USDA’s ReConnect Grants Program Delivers More Awards
The Department of Agriculture this week announced the allocation of $ 9.1 million, $ 3.3 million and $ 2.2 million for broadband in rural communities in South Carolina, Montana and of Nevada, respectively.
The funds were distributed through USDA’s ReConnect program which attempted to bridge the digital divide between rural and non-rural communities.
“High-speed electronic connectivity is essential for increasing access to health care and educational opportunities and strengthening economic development efforts in rural communities,” South Carolina State Director of Rural Development . Debbie Turbeville noted.
“Under the direction of President Trump and agricultural Lost Secretary, USDA is committed to being a strong partner with rural communities in the deployment of this critical infrastructure, because we know that when rural America thrives, all of America thrives.
The Reconnect program was adopted in 2018. It allocated $ 600 million to USDA to expand broadband infrastructure and services in rural America. Since last summer, the ministry has received funding requests totaling $ 1.4 billion.