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Tempe, Arizona police report that a self-driving Uber vehicle was in autonomous mode when it was involved in a deadly crash overnight. As ABC15 reports, the crash occurred near Mill Avenue and Curry Road early Monday morning. The Uber vehicle was reportedly headed northbound when a woman walking outside of the crosswalk was struck. The woman was taken to the hospital where she died from her injuries. Tempe Police says the vehicle was in autonomous mode at the time of the crash and a vehicle operator was also behind the wheel.
originally posted by: JAGStorm
History is happening right before our eyes but I don't think a lot of people realize it.
The final nail in the coffin will be driverless cars.
I was shopping for a simple waterproof phone cover/pouch. I made an effort to shop at local stores. All my local stores had them for
$20 or more. I thought that was a lot for a piece of plastic. I came home and looked at Amazon , $7.00, now here is the even more shocking part, one of the stores that I physically went to, the online price was $6, for the same item. Yes, $14 less than the instore price. (Yes I'm sure they would price match, but that is not what i'm talking about) So here is how this plays out. It is obvious that people aren't going to pay double or triple the price. What does happen, is people go to the store, and look at the item in person and then buy it online. This is exactly why Toy R Us is closing,
originally posted by: operation mindcrime
a reply to: JAGStorm
Yeah the whole "showrooming" has been an issue for some time now. People going into appliance-stores, getting adviced and subsequently go home and find the item online...
Business owners are not too happy with this development and even call it "advise theft"...
It is their game, we just learned how to play it. As soon as Internet prices/delivery costs exceed buying from the store, back we go.
originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus
a reply to: JAGStorm
Toys'R'Us failed because their business model did not change with the times. They easily could have adapted to the threats in their sector and continued to thrive. Nothing is eternal which is why we don't have horses delivering the mail and steam locomotives hauling intermodal containers.