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(The Smoking Gun)   Google Street View car crashes going the wrong direction on a one-way street. If there was only some place they could have downloaded a map   (thesmokinggun.com) divider line 38
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2014-08-10 01:13:41 PM  
Oh, he's drunk. How would he know where we're going?
 
GBB
2014-08-10 02:03:52 PM  
Google Street View Camera Cars use Apple Maps?

Who knew??
 
2014-08-10 02:09:32 PM  
well if there was a map available, then there would be no need for the Google Street View car to be on that road.
 
2014-08-10 02:14:06 PM  
Next time try using one of your self-driving cars. They might know what a one-way street is.
 
2014-08-10 02:14:53 PM  
That kid's phone is blowing up with so many ambulance chasers' calls, the thing probably melted into a nebulous white dwarf star and has started burning away the Earth's atmosphere.
 
2014-08-10 02:15:38 PM  

taglius: well if there was a map available, then there would be no need for the Google Street View car to be on that road.


Think about that one again.
 
2014-08-10 02:19:16 PM  

I_Am_Weasel: Oh, he's drunk. How would he know where we're going?


www.centralcontracts.com
 
2014-08-10 02:19:26 PM  
I can't wait to see all the evidence provided by the Google car's own cameras.
 
2014-08-10 02:29:55 PM  

www.thesmokinggun.com

Man, like I was really, really on edge after trying to

recover from that party I got hammered at last night.

Man, a PBR hangover is a screaming biatch.

So, I'm thinking "chill man, chill" and so I got in touch

with Andre, my Jamaican bakin' connection and he

sold me some righteous ganja.

What, I shouldn't have done that?  Bummer, man.

 
2014-08-10 02:37:25 PM  
Wouldn't the Google car have video of the incident? They've got all that camera gear up top and they only take stills?
 
2014-08-10 02:37:32 PM  
FTFA: After the crash, Case sought treatment at a hospital emergency room, where he received a cat scan and X-rays. Case said that he suffered bruised ribs and whiplash in the crash and was outfitted with a neck brace at the hospital.

Case said that he expects to miss upwards of three weeks of work and is planning legal action over the accident.



$$$$Google$$$$
 
2014-08-10 02:39:57 PM  

Fark Me To Tears: FTFA: After the crash, Case sought treatment at a hospital emergency room, where he received a cat scan and X-rays. Case said that he suffered bruised ribs and whiplash in the crash and was outfitted with a neck brace at the hospital.

Case said that he expects to miss upwards of three weeks of work and is planning legal action over the accident.


$$$$Google$$$$


Wait until he finds out that Street View cars are operated by a different company with no assets, just million dollar liability policies on each driver.
 
2014-08-10 02:39:57 PM  

Fark Me To Tears: FTFA: After the crash, Case sought treatment at a hospital emergency room, where he received a cat scan and X-rays. Case said that he suffered bruised ribs and whiplash in the crash and was outfitted with a neck brace at the hospital.

Case said that he expects to miss upwards of three weeks of work and is planning legal action over the accident.

$$$$Google$$$$


LOL...my first thought, too.
 
2014-08-10 02:41:18 PM  
Oooooooohhh, my second simulpost evar!
 
2014-08-10 02:42:13 PM  
Sure, he'll win in court, but Google already knows his bank account number and password, and will just take back the award.
 
2014-08-10 02:44:10 PM  
He REALLY wanted to take down that Ingress portal.
 
2014-08-10 02:45:19 PM  
Spurr told police that after realizing he was driving the wrong way on Tyler Street, he attempted a U-turn, but "accidently came out onto" an adjacent road, where he struck Case's vehicle "in the side and spun him around." Case told cops that he had a green light and that Spurr "must have ran the red light."

Does that make any sense? If you hit somebody in the side, you're at fault.

Judge: No, Mr. Spurr, that makes no sense--now take off that fake neck brace and GTFO out of my court. Oh, and pay the fine for causing an accident before you leave.
 
2014-08-10 02:46:59 PM  

cryinoutloud: Spurr told police that after realizing he was driving the wrong way on Tyler Street, he attempted a U-turn, but "accidently came out onto" an adjacent road, where he struck Case's vehicle "in the side and spun him around." Case told cops that he had a green light and that Spurr "must have ran the red light."

Does that make any sense? If you hit somebody in the side, you're at fault.

Judge: No, Mr. Spurr, that makes no sense--now take off that fake neck brace and GTFO out of my court. Oh, and pay the fine for causing an accident before you leave.


It does if it's Mr. Case with the neck brace.
 
2014-08-10 02:51:26 PM  

cryinoutloud: Spurr told police that after realizing he was driving the wrong way on Tyler Street, he attempted a U-turn, but "accidently came out onto" an adjacent road, where he struck Case's vehicle "in the side and spun him around." Case told cops that he had a green light and that Spurr "must have ran the red light."

Does that make any sense? If you hit somebody in the side, you're at fault.

Judge: No, Mr. Spurr, that makes no sense--now take off that fake neck brace and GTFO out of my court. Oh, and pay the fine for causing an accident before you leave.


Bad editing in the original.  The second part was from the other driver, and it is the other driver that has the neck brace
 
2014-08-10 02:53:57 PM  

GBB: Google Street View Camera Cars use Apple Maps?

Who knew??


MapGuessTM, more likely.
 
2014-08-10 02:54:15 PM  
well whatever. You all get what I was saying.
Plus he looks like a douche. CASE CLOSED

/the google driver, that is
 
m00
2014-08-10 02:58:14 PM  

Mad Scientist: Sure, he'll win in court, but Google already knows his bank account number and password, and will just take back the award.


Well, Google could just inform Spurr (the guy hit by the google car) that if the lawsuit goes to trial, Google will enter the contents of his gmail account and search history as evidence, which will be public record. AFAIK, there would be nothing illegal about Google doing this... as they have already made the legal case they can do whatever they want with your information and you should have no expectation of privacy.
 
2014-08-10 03:15:56 PM  

m00: Mad Scientist: Sure, he'll win in court, but Google already knows his bank account number and password, and will just take back the award.

Well, Google could just inform Spurr (the guy hit by the google car) that if the lawsuit goes to trial, Google will enter the contents of his gmail account and search history as evidence, which will be public record. AFAIK, there would be nothing illegal about Google doing this... as they have already made the legal case they can do whatever they want with your information and you should have no expectation of privacy.


Yet another one, No google can't, read the ToS they can scan for keywords in order to do targeted ads, they can turn the contents over to law enforcement if they find direct evidence of a felony during said scan, otherwise you retain the rights to your mail.
 
2014-08-10 03:17:09 PM  

cryinoutloud: well whatever. You all get what I was saying.
Plus he looks like a douche. CASE CLOSED

/the google driver, that is


Hipsters.
 
2014-08-10 03:24:06 PM  

Fark Me To Tears: FTFA: After the crash, Case sought treatment at a hospital emergency room, where he received a cat scan and X-rays. Case said that he suffered bruised ribs and whiplash in the crash and was outfitted with a neck brace at the hospital.

Case said that he expects to miss upwards of three weeks of work and is planning legal action over the accident.


$$$$Google$$$$


Hey I'm driving a Google car and I have a lazy friend who hates his shiatty Mazda. Let's see if we can work it out somehow.
 
2014-08-10 03:41:22 PM  

Pribar: m00: Mad Scientist: Sure, he'll win in court, but Google already knows his bank account number and password, and will just take back the award.

Well, Google could just inform Spurr (the guy hit by the google car) that if the lawsuit goes to trial, Google will enter the contents of his gmail account and search history as evidence, which will be public record. AFAIK, there would be nothing illegal about Google doing this... as they have already made the legal case they can do whatever they want with your information and you should have no expectation of privacy.

Yet another one, No google can't, read the ToS they can scan for keywords in order to do targeted ads, they can turn the contents over to law enforcement if they find direct evidence of a felony during said scan, otherwise you retain the rights to your mail.


Also it was Case that was hit by the Google car.
 
2014-08-10 04:20:00 PM  
Don't be so quick to find fault. He was only going one way.
 
2014-08-10 04:26:34 PM  

cyberspacedout: Don't be so quick to find fault. He was only going one way.


Until he made the U-turn, sure.
 
2014-08-10 05:57:09 PM  
Reading comprehension is pretty low today, I guess there's still a lot of caturday hangovers being nursed.

Article could have been simpler, but here's the facts: Google driver Spurr turned the wrong way on a one-way. At the next light, he says he tried to turn off, other guy Case says he was T-boned; based on the picture and the obvious idiocy I have no reason to doubt him. Case went to the hospital, as anyone with a sore neck should, where they diagnosed whiplash and bruised ribs. He could have just pulled up to the intersection, pulled over, and inched his way out when clear, but barreled through.

Basically, he either panicked or was totally oblivious. He needs to lose his license, not just his job. He looks about 20, go figure.

Several weeks off works for mild whiplash isn't going to hold up (though I'd probably try to milk it too), but fark you guys who seem to think that neck braces are only for broken necks. Whiplash farking sucks, turn your neck wrong and you explode in pain until the bruising subsides. Bruised ribs from the airbag aren't too bad, though.
 
2014-08-10 06:03:40 PM  

cryinoutloud: Does that make any sense? If you hit somebody in the side, you're at fault.


Without commenting on the accident itself I can say that this is absolutely, provably  incorrect.  

1) You start accelerating from a dead stop at a red light when it turns green.  Some jackhole blows through the red light and you plow into his side.  He's the one who ran the red light and the one at fault for the accident.

2) A guy is in a lane that is ending.  You are a little ahead of him in a lane that continues.  At the last second he decides that instead of pulling in behind you he is going to race around you.  He starts to pull in ahead of you simultaneously braking because he realizes he's not going to make it.  You plow into his side.

3) Two lanes going the same way, the guy slightly ahead of you in the right lane swerves to avoid someone opening a car door and you plow into their side.

Generally speaking, I think they describe the collision by where the front of the cars hit, so it's quite easy to have the front of your car hit someone else who is at fault.
 
2014-08-10 06:09:24 PM  

Russ1642: Wouldn't the Google car have video of the incident? They've got all that camera gear up top and they only take stills?


And all that footage is property of Google, which I'm sure they will not be releasing to the public as they are evidence in a soon to be filed lawsuit; whether it be from the other driver's lawyer or insurance company.  My company does the same thing, all evidence is turned over to the cooperate lawyers and we don't discuss it further outside of work.

/I do agree it would look cool to see 360º view from a crash's center
 
2014-08-10 06:59:54 PM  
Murder was the case that they gave me.
 
2014-08-10 09:07:32 PM  
Google maps.

Turn left now
Turn right now.
Run over the screaming pedestrian now.
Be shot at by police now.
Fly over a bridge with flames engulfing you then leap out the window screaming while the car slams down and explodes. now.

Google Maps. It will take you places
 
2014-08-10 09:33:58 PM  
The Google driver would not have been able to see the red light when he entered the intersection. One way streets don't have lights facing the direction that travel is prohibited.

Of course, he probably should have been able to see the green lights on the cross street.

The Google driver looks like a pizza delivery guy. Which makes a lot of sense, actually.
 
2014-08-10 09:41:35 PM  
Article said he was driving a 2010 Subaru Legacy. Photo shows a Subaru Impreza.

/no point, just sayin'
 
2014-08-11 01:06:24 AM  
My car is totalled (police estimate $2000 damage), I've got whiplash and have to wear a neck brace and miss weeks of work.
How do you know, in advance, how long your recovery will take?
Dylan Case sounds like a litigious douche-bag trying to make a buck because a "big corporation" is involved.
Indeed Google will probably bring up this car accident and your comments made immediately after the crash as one of the first Google searches on your name Dylan Case.
And I know I sure wouldn't hire you.
 
2014-08-11 03:00:19 PM  

Krieghund: The Google driver would not have been able to see the red light when he entered the intersection. One way streets don't have lights facing the direction that travel is prohibited.

Of course, he probably should have been able to see the green lights on the cross street.

The Google driver looks like a pizza delivery guy. Which makes a lot of sense, actually.


In urban areas where one way streets actually serve a purpose other than traffic calming, they often do,actually.
 
m00
2014-08-12 01:28:02 AM  

Pribar: m00: Mad Scientist: Sure, he'll win in court, but Google already knows his bank account number and password, and will just take back the award.

Well, Google could just inform Spurr (the guy hit by the google car) that if the lawsuit goes to trial, Google will enter the contents of his gmail account and search history as evidence, which will be public record. AFAIK, there would be nothing illegal about Google doing this... as they have already made the legal case they can do whatever they want with your information and you should have no expectation of privacy.

Yet another one, No google can't, read the ToS they can scan for keywords in order to do targeted ads, they can turn the contents over to law enforcement if they find direct evidence of a felony during said scan, otherwise you retain the rights to your mail.


I was just reading in the news a google statement saying otherwise. It was something like "it's absurd to expect privacy when you hand over your data to a 3d party" and it was referring specifically to gmail content, and google as the 3rd party.
 
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