Uber's permit to test self-driving vehicles in California expires Saturday, and the company isn't asking for a renewal, The Verge reported. The decision follows a fatal crash in Tempe and Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey's decision to suspend Uber from testing in that state as well. Uber grounded all of its autonomous vehicles following the crash, including in Pittsburgh. And a former vehicle operator for Uber's self-driving fleet in Pittsburgh told City Lab the technology was forced into driving situations before it was ready.
Two Pittsburgh City Council members — Darlene Harris and Theresa Kail-Smith — said a proposed bill for mandatory anti-harassment training is "feel-good" but won't address the problem, reported TribLive. The council members stressed there's already a zero-tolerance ordinance for harassment, yet it's still a problem in city council. “I have seen more harassment on this floor than I've seen in this entire city,” Kail-Smith said. The bill, proposed by council President Bruce Kraus, would require all city employees to attend anti-harassment training. However, as Council Member Ricky Burgess pointed out, the city can't make elected officials participate.
Former Sen. Rick Santorum said he "did misspeak in using the term CPR" when he suggested that students should learn CPR instead of speaking out about gun control, CNN reported. In general, CPR is used to keep blood and oxygen circulating until other actions can restart the heart, but a gunshot wound usually needs actions that would stop bleeding, per CNN. Santorum continued by saying organizations focused on prevention are the positives that have come out of gun control advocacy.
Ever wonder why when two people listen to the same speech, one might hate it while the other loves it? The Pitt Science Policy Group will host Dr. Baruch Fischhoff, a world expert in risk perception, judgment, and decision making, for a lecture on how behavioral psychology affects policymaking. The session will discuss how to manage and avoid biases.
Where: University of Pittsburgh, Scaife Hall at Room 1101
When: March 29, 2018 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
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A Pittsburgh-themed art car will hit the road this spring with a goal of bringing free all-ages arts and crafts to all of the city’s 90 neighborhoods. Decorated in a cloak adorned with yellow bridges, skyline images and pastel flowers, this Subaru comes equipped with a trunk full of art supplies and a driver/art teacher eager to share. Here's where to find the artsy auto this spring and make a masterpiece of your own.
Give back to the city you love this spring by learning about how to get involved with local nonprofits. At Spring into Action, we're teaming up with Pittsburgh Cares to bring together 30 Pittsburgh organizations looking for volunteers of all ages. So join us (and bring your family and friends) to snack on light refreshments and treats in celebration of National Volunteer Month and learn how to make your mark in making our city a better place to live. Register for free here.