self-driving Volvo

The auto industry is anxious to replace cars on the road with self-driving cars to generate vast new streams of revenue.

So with that profit-driven goal in mind, Volvo introduced its new self-driving, self-braking SUV X360 to much fanfare.

The SUV was taken on a test run somewhere in the Dominican Republican. The driverless SUV was set to demonstrate its self-braking, human detection feature for a group of people, including two men dumb enough to stand directly in front of it.

What happened next was caught on video for the world to see.

The SUV accelerated and mowed down the two men, one of whom was filming the demonstration with his cell phone.

After the video went viral, Volvo was quick to contain the public relations disaster by blaming the people, not the stunning failure of their self-driving, self-braking SUV:

From NY Daily News:

Volvo spokesman Johan Larsson told Fusion the people in the video did not pay for the car’s “pedestrian detection functionality,” which is sold separately for about $3,000 and is intended for slow or stop-and-go driving.

But even if the car had the feature, Larsson said, the remote driver would have messed with it anyway by “actively accelerating” the car, thereby overriding its auto-brake ability.

The two men mowed by the car “were bruised but are OK,” according to Remolacha.

  • https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=kPI_xA1SoRg Mother Of Dragons, Shopaholic, Geek

    Well dayumn. Good morning Roses :hi:

  • iWasteTime

    Morning Roses :wave:

    I'm thinking the “pedestrian detection functionality,” should be a standard option :duh:

  • luVn_liFe…

    OH No!

    lol I laughed AT THIS nonsense :ashamed:

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybcNSoh8vI4 VDot

    The SUV was taken on a test run somewhere in the Dominican Republican

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    I hope that wasn't my Dominican boyfriend :wail: :pc: pulls up my Google Translator and WhatsApp :bite:

  • http://youtu.be/bQaBEm_mh5U I AM MisTaken I don’t get tired :huh: of being PETTY :)

    how dreadful :tea:

    @BAM I saw what you wrote on yesterday. Me and you we *fingers to eyes motion* > <. Don’t focus on the weight (even though it is hard and does need to be occasionally monitored) but on your exercise and diet. Right now I am mainly seeing inches. Waist going in. booty going up :lol: Pounds *makes so/so hands* but when I take pictures now I can see a big difference. Crazy how that works. I have slow down the past 2 weeks due to fatigue, holiday, etc but next week I am making sure I get in the gym at least 4 times. We got this! :hugs:

  • bama_n_jersey

    That response is stoopid.

    From downstairs

    @Take...it is a process and I know I just have to stick with it. My problem now is I wanna do too many different things to lose...instead of just focusing on one workout plan and sticking to it...I have fallen into that immediate results category...gotta reprogram the brain. We got this though :yes:

  • iWasteTime

    pulls up my Google Translator and WhatsApp :bite:
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    What! :lol:
    You maintaining your vacation dack with the help
    of Google? :lol:

  • http://youtu.be/bQaBEm_mh5U I AM MisTaken I don’t get tired :huh: of being PETTY :)

    Decided I am not working much on today. Be prepared for my font :blink:
    I am really not pleased about this Jamie album. I mean I did like the CB song he has out and he can sing so I was hopeful but NERP :ban: It was such a let down I am going to listen to the Ciara album FIRST before the ASAP/BOOSIE./QUAN…..cause I know it can’t be worse than Jamie.. but only want to go up from there. So…here goes nothing :earphones: :pray: let her have at least ONE other good song .

  • luVn_liFe…

    Volvo spokesman told Fusion the people in the video did not pay for the car’s “pedestrian detection functionality,” which is sold separately for about $3,000 and is intended for slow or stop-and-go driving.

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    :facepalm:

  • bama_n_jersey

    @Zeta....the Mr. was not the best for Mothers Day....understandably since it was the first one without my MIL. We made it through and trying to get there bit by bit. Some days are better than others and he still is stuck in that *not understanding* phase. Thanks for the Prayers :hug:

  • kamadiva

    I am all for a pedestrian/car in blindspot detector, but driving, stopping and braking :nono: I'd rather keep control! I can see this going the way of those GM cars turning off while you driving! NOPE...I won't be buying it!

    @Taken - I was hoping the Jamie cd would be ok, but he has a tendency to change his voice/tone to the sound of the producer/songwriter. I am not even sure he knows what his real voice sounds like!

  • http://youtu.be/bQaBEm_mh5U I AM MisTaken I don’t get tired :huh: of being PETTY :)

    @BAM you ordered them liquid drops, skinty tea, PreModonna waist cincher, jean jegging with the spanx in them? teeth whitener

    I just delivered a 9 pound 10 ounce baby I am a bad MF …dis what she saying on the first song…titled Jackie …dedicated to her mammy…..beat kinda catch tho :oops: She just said F a Blog…. She in her feelings. She in them streets now like Monica?? :waiting: Oh now I see what Jackie (BMF) stand fo… the hook…They say I’m a Bad MF ..i bet she be popping that thang to it real strong… :facepalm: Next song..

  • bama_n_jersey

    I think I'm looking forward to Tyrese's new album. I like his song that's out now. Think I read somewhere that this is his final album...has some nice artists being featured on this one....nice r&b

  • luVn_liFe…

    liquid drops, skinty tea, PreModonna waist cincher, jean jegging with the spanx in them? teeth whitener
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    TAKE
    where you get this from, I need alla this!

  • http://youtu.be/bQaBEm_mh5U I AM MisTaken I don’t get tired :huh: of being PETTY :)

    @Taken – I was hoping the Jamie cd would be ok, but he has a tendency to change his voice/tone to the sound of the producer/songwriter.
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    :yes: !!!! I bean saying this. He is so used to mimicking and copying folks he seems as if he doesn’t feel confident singing in his own voice. Shame. Has a beautiful voice. Lots of really talented folks who make lackluster music. Then folks without the best voices get the best track :no: She got Pitbull on this next track?? I do not like him. He always wearing coochie cutter tight white pants :stop:

  • bama_n_jersey

    @Take...no ma'am Pam. They ain't bout to have me round here messed up with that stuff they selling. That waist trainer might work but I ain't gonna be round here looking like a busted can of biscuits :nono:

  • MonaLisaSlim

    The only reason I can see a need for driverless cars is to eliminate taxi drivers or any other type of chauffeur. How lazy can a person be to have a car drive for them? Next people will have robots washing their a*s for them. Well...actually, I don't think I would mind that last part.

  • iWasteTime

    I think I’m looking forward to Tyrese’s new album.
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    I liked Open Invitation (2011)
    I don't know if there is another one after that though.
    Let me peep the song ya talking about

  • http://youtu.be/bQaBEm_mh5U I AM MisTaken I don’t get tired :huh: of being PETTY :)

    @LUVIE :spank: you don’t need none of that!!! GIT! :chase: We trying to get like you :rofl:

  • luVn_liFe…

    :spank: you don’t need none of that!!! GIT! :chase: We trying to get like you :rofl:
    ~~~~~
    :chase: U gone, I want it!

  • bama_n_jersey

    Next people will have robots washing their a*s for them
    *****
    You say this what Kim K needed when she was pregnant?

  • http://youtu.be/bQaBEm_mh5U I AM MisTaken I don’t get tired :huh: of being PETTY :)

    She said me and you go together on this next track :smack: BISH WHET???? Singing you this lullaby… MAYNE LISTEN. *let’s out a long sigh* And yet due to the beats I would pick this over Jamie Fox. I could at least work out to this :lol:

  • https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=kPI_xA1SoRg Mother Of Dragons, Shopaholic, Geek

    Waist trainers...I'm a fan. Wearing one now as a matter of fact trying to combat this period bloat. In theory cars that do it all for you are great, in practice clearly they aren't. We're not ready for full on Jetsons technology.

  • kamadiva

    @Taken - Lots of really talented folks who make lackluster music. Then folks without the best voices get the best track :no:

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    :thumbsup:

    @Bama - busted can of biscuits! :ROFL: That is why you have to still work-out too! Chics wearing the waist trainer and that's all! Looking a hot mess!

  • bama_n_jersey

    :chase: behind @Take chasing @Luvie

    Y'all know what I hate though? A skinny person that tells me I don't need to lose weight. Bush whet? You 5lbs soak n wet...and you still trying to lose 10. While I'm here looking like a whale and I'm fine :blink:

  • kamadiva

    @Mona - Next people will have robots washing their a*s for them. Well…actually, I don’t think I would mind that last part.

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    :stop: I'll keep washing my own arse! But give me one to fold and put away laundry... :thumbsup:

  • Vanna is the root of all evil

    wooo chile :bsflag:

  • bama_n_jersey

    @Time...I liked his last album too...I hope this one is going to be good. I don't know when it's coming out though

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybcNSoh8vI4 VDot

    It was such a let down I am going to listen to the Ciara album FIRST before the

    &********

    :blink: Godspeed

    Time, I gotta get my bebe a green card!! :hahaha:

  • Vanna is the root of all evil

    Next people will have robots washing their a*s for them
    *****
    You say this what Kim K needed when she was pregnant?

    ----

    :rofl:

  • MonaLisaSlim

    @bama I think she probaby STILL needs this with her ever expanding diaper booty. Do u think kanye washes it for her? Maybe the maid or nanny?

  • https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=kPI_xA1SoRg Mother Of Dragons, Shopaholic, Geek

    Well...the toilet that sprays warm water on your azz is NICE though... You still need to wash your own :buttshake: but that little extra spritz when you go to the bathroom is nice :yes: :lol:

  • kamadiva

    @VDot - Time, I gotta get my bebe a green card!! :hahaha:
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    You getting Dexter St. Jock a green card!? :hahaha:

  • http://youtu.be/bQaBEm_mh5U I AM MisTaken I don’t get tired :huh: of being PETTY :)

    @Bama – busted can of biscuits! :ROFL: That is why you have to still work-out too! Chics wearing the waist trainer and that’s all! Looking a hot mess!
    _______________________
    Right nothing wrong with doing it in addition to working out and diet. But to the buffalos and praying mantis that just slip it on while they eat nachos and watch LHHATL :rofl: They got the game messed up. Sad part is there are so many apps out there that can make you look curvy or skinny…along with products you can fake it really well. Till you get old boy home :tea: Speaking of that…Anybody else feel like Kimbella is a bit over inflated? I know she had a baby about the same time as me :rolleyes: I mean she clearly has had surge ..impants.. and fat transfers… she does the waist trainers and all the other stuff. She just looks lazy with it to me.

  • bama_n_jersey

    @MOD :hug: I feel your pain...frfr with this bloat. I can't wear anything tight at this time of month though...makes it flow heavier and my pain worse. You the real mvp :cheers: <<using mine to take this aleve

  • MonaLisaSlim

    @ MOD that sounds like foreplay to me...

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybcNSoh8vI4 VDot

    Girl, we don't want a play by play of Ciara's failure of an album :no: That chit sucks monkey ballz!! I haven't heard it and i know that to be fact :yes:

  • https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=kPI_xA1SoRg Mother Of Dragons, Shopaholic, Geek

    For me it helps alleviate some of the cramping and the bloat..and sorry for the TMI but my flow is so disgustingly heavy the first 2-3 days anyway it's like :shrug:

  • luVn_liFe…

    A skinny person that tells me I don’t need to lose weight. Bush whet?
    ~~~~~
    :lol:

  • MonaLisaSlim

    @kama ok, your right...I hate doing laundry. Got a load sitting in the washer right nah...siiiiigh

  • http://youtu.be/bQaBEm_mh5U I AM MisTaken I don’t get tired :huh: of being PETTY :)

    @V :oops: that's it. I turned it off. i couldn't do it noooo mooore :no:

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybcNSoh8vI4 VDot

    :newpost: some pink le geigh dyck

  • MonaLisaSlim

    :buttshake: :hide:

    Testing

  • http://youtu.be/bQaBEm_mh5U I AM MisTaken I don’t get tired :huh: of being PETTY :)

    @kama ok, your right…I hate doing laundry. Got a load sitting in the washer right nah…siiiiigh
    _______________
    How much you wanna bet :gossip: DEM CLOTHES been sitting in the dryer since Memorial Day. Clothes so sour
    @Vannah I see you :tea:

  • SummerBaby

    :newpost:

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    :spank: you don’t need none of that!!! GIT! :chase: We trying to get like you :rofl:
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    :chase: U gone, I want it!
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    :lol:

    I got on my backless strapless thingamajig today. A bish feeling downright glorious :nun: but my dress is a smidge too big :confused:

  • https://www.facebook.com/lists/10150387562179388#!/video.php?v=347882248719363 User Friendly

    Y’all know what I hate though? A skinny person that tells me I don’t need to lose weight. Bush whet? You 5lbs soak n wet…and you still trying to lose 10. While I’m here looking like a whale and I’m fine :blink:
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    Wait but.... :confused:

    Well forget yall then. I cant help it if i think u fine as is. Ppl gone really complain when u lose weight tho. Showed boothang my before & after & he said i need to gain back :sigh:

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybcNSoh8vI4 VDot

    Put up a pic UFO :yea:

  • MSVALLDAY

    This is hilarious! I know I shouldn't laugh, but I did.

  • http://dan.l@superiorworks.com SugarFoot

    . Right now I am mainly seeing inches. Waist going in. booty going up
    ____________
    This is my problem, especially with jeans :facepalm: I need a 10 to cover my hips and :buttshake: but they are always too big in the waist :cry: When I put on a belt, they pucker in the crotch area :crying: Thats why I have to wear Levi's they fit perfectly :yes:

    You're right though the scale is the devil :rofl:

    *scrolls up to catch up*