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Autonomous Taxi Caused a Human Death!

Autonomous Taxi Caused a Human Death!

Autonomous taxis, which are becoming increasingly widespread in the US, prevented a patient in an ambulance from reaching the hospital, causing his death. Here are the details!

In an incident involving autonomous taxis in San Francisco, USA, a tragedy occurred that resulted in the death of a patient being transported by ambulance.

On August 4, two autonomous taxis operated by Cruise cut off an ambulance on a one-way street, killing a patient. The seriously injured patient died about 20 to 30 minutes after reaching the hospital.

Cruise, a subsidiary of General Motors responsible for autonomous vehicles, denied responsibility for the incident, claiming that its vehicles did not block the ambulance as it left the scene, but video footage shows one of the autonomous vehicles driving away before the patient was loaded into the ambulance, while the other remained in the right lane until the ambulance moved.

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Fire Chief Jeanine Nicholson emphasized the critical importance of time in such situations and criticized Cruise for not taking responsibility. San Francisco Board of Supervisors President Aaron Peskin expressed concern about the impact of self-driving cars on traffic and emergency response.

Autonomous taxis have only just arrived, but they have already caused many significant problems. Whether this technology will become widespread around the world will become clear in the coming years, depending on the regulations to be decided.

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Gül Demirci

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