Amazon’s AI Cameras Punish Delivery Drivers If They Look At Their Side Mirrors Too Much

  • Amazon drivers are reportedly being punished for some driving habits that are considered safe, and other things that are beyond their control.
  • “A car cuts me off to move into my lane, and the camera, in this really dystopian dark, robotic voice, shouts at me,” a Los Angeles delivery driver said.
  • “The Netradyne cameras that Amazon installed in our vans have been nothing but a nightmare,” a former Amazon driver in Alabama stated.

Sarah Jackson from Insider writes:

“Amazon drivers say they are being punished for some driving habits that are considered safe and others that are beyond their control, Motherboard reported.

Drivers told Motherboard that the AI-powered cameras in Amazon’s delivery vans unfairly penalized them for things such as looking at side mirrors, adjusting the radio, and even getting cut off in traffic by someone else.

“It’s upsetting, when I didn’t do anything,” a Los Angeles delivery driver told Motherboard. “Every time I need to make a right-hand turn, it inevitably happens. A car cuts me off to move into my lane, and the camera, in this really dystopian dark, robotic voice, shouts at me.”

Amazon said it has seen a reduction in accidents and other safety violations since installing the Netradyne cameras in its delivery vehicles…”

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