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Google self-driving car hits a bus

One of Google’s self driving test cars has hit a bus, in what is probably the first collision caused by the search giant’s test cars. To date all collisions so far have either been caused by other vehicles or by people driving the cars. The party to blame has still not been determined and Google will meet with the California DMV.

In a statement, Google said:

“We clearly bear some responsibility, because if our car hadn’t moved, there wouldn’t have been a collision. That said, our test driver believed the bus was going to slow or stop to allow us to merge into the traffic, and that there would be sufficient space to do that.”

Google releases a report with details of its self driving car tests every month. The report read:

“The Google AV [autonomous vehicle] test driver saw the bus approaching in the left side mirror but believed the bus would stop or slow to allow the Google AV to continue,” the report read.

“Approximately three seconds later, as the Google AV was re-entering the centre of the lane it made contact with the side of the bus.

“The Google AV was operating in autonomous mode and travelling at less than two mph, and the bus was travelling at about 15mph at the time of contact.”

Google has also refined its algorithm after the incident:

“From now on, our cars will more deeply understand that buses (and other large vehicles) are less likely to yield to us than other types of vehicles, and we hope to handle situations like this more gracefully in the future.”

Were the DMV to find the self driving car at fault for the collision, it would be a massive setback for the program just after the NTSB ruled that it would consider the self driving computer the same as a human driver.

Help Your Employees Learn Windows With Microsoft Windows 7 Training

Many companies are now finally beginning to upgrade their employees from Microsoft Windows Vista to the newer enterprise geared operating system, Windows 7.  Windows 7 is a scary thing though as it brings forth new features and new tweaks to Windows which employees are not used to.  Employees are naturally resistant to change, which is why Microsoft Windows 7 training can help in a big way.

 

Training for something such as a conversion from Windows XP or Windows Vista to Windows 7 can go a long way to helping reduce employee resistance to change.  When changes are forced on employees, it can have a major negative impact on not only their effectiveness, but also their efficiency in terms of being able to get their job done correctly and timely. With training programs, you have the ability to bring employees on board so that they feel as though they are a part of the change, and they have the knowledge to take advantage of what Windows 7 has to offer to them.

 

Companies such as K alliance have put together some great Microsoft certification training that can help employees get a solid grasp on Windows 7 as well as other Microsoft products.  For your IT department, some of the Microsoft Windows Server training videos can also prove highly beneficial.  When thinking about changing operating systems, be sure to expect resistance from employees and be ready to help them with the change so that they can be prepared

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