Monday, August 30, 2021

An autonomous car struck a Paralympic athlete and injured him badly enough to knock him out of his event


Services of the e-Palette pods were halted after a vehicle hit a visually impaired athlete last week.

The athlete was not seriously injured, but he had to pull out of an event due to cuts and bruises.

The vehicles will now have more operator control and extra staff to ensure they do not hit any more people.

(Semi-autonomous because it also had an operator aboard.)