Modern Headlines: “Self-Driving” Tesla Runs Down Robot at Tech Convention…

I have NO interest in:

  • Electric cars

  • Self-driving cars

  • The constant flow of new tech that spies on users

I want to drive my own vehicle, motivated by at least 370+ horsepower preferably in a V-8, and I don’t want talking toilets (yes, that’s a real thing) or any “smart” devices constantly collecting data.

Frankly, it’s no-one’s business when or where I drive.

I also don’t want self-driving, electric cars allowed on the roads.

A nice four wheel drive truck IS freedom, as well as a fast V-8 car.

Furthermore, I don’t know of anyone who does want their life monitored and controlled by Google, the “cloud,” or any other new tech scheme, so I am amused by this story of tech killing tech…

Tesla has found itself involved in yet another self-driving car accident – and this time, its victim was a $2,000-per-day rentable humanoid robot.

Promobot revealed one of its model v4 robots was ‘killed’ by a Tesla Model S on a Las Vegas street ahead of CES.

The accident occurred on Paradise Rd Sunday night as engineers transported the firm’s robots to the display booth.

According to Promobot, a number of robots were making their way to the booth around 7 p.m. when one of them stepped out of line and into the parking lot roadway.

As it did, it was struck by a Tesla Model S operating in autonomous mode.

The crash tipped the robot onto its side, causing ‘serious damage,’ Promobot says.

Now, with parts of its body, head, arm mechanisms, and movement platform destroyed, it cannot be put on display.

The firm says the damage is likely irreparable.

‘Of course we are vexed,’ said Oleg Kivokurtsev, Promobot’s Development Director.

‘We brought this robot here from Philadelphia to participate at CES. Now it neither cannot participate in the event or be recovered.

‘We will conduct an internal investigation and find out why the robot went to the roadway.’

Nevada police showed up not long after.

‘There was nobody there, no men, no cars,’ said George Caldera, a Tesla passenger.

‘I switched this Tesla into a self-driving mode and it started to move. And wow! A robot on the track!

‘I thought the flivver would come round, but it bumped straightly into the it! I am so sorry, the robot looks cute. And my sincere apologies to the engineers.’

Via: DM

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