IGN will be live streaming from GTA Online throughout the rest of the week; you can check out the schedule here.
At the time of publishing, status across Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3, and PS4 is indicated as “limited” and the Rockstar Social Club is “up”.
Earlier today Xbox Live users reported issues joining games, downloading purchased content, and signing in to their profiles.
Of particular fascination was Continental’s groundbreaking Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) system, designed to monitor the road ahead (using state-of-art LIDAR technology) and automatically bring drivers to a safe stop (while driving at 30 mph or less) if an obstruction is detected ahead.
This was best illustrated by partcipants getting behind the wheel, setting off, and then relinquishing control as their vehicle headed towards an obstruction (in this case a mock-up of the rear end of a car).
In the UK alone there are over 180,000 road accidents each year, with on average five road users a day not making it home – that’s 1,825 fatalities a year, with a further sixty-three road-users experiencing life changing injuries each day.