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6/6/2015
Posted by Mark Reback
Driverless cars can cause nausea in some, and boredom in other cases, but the main anxiety is whether, without a driver, they can really be safe. Based on some reports, they are not always. Now Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOGL) has released accident data about its “robot car,” and some of the results are not encouraging.  ...
News Story
6/5/2015
Posted by Mark Reback
NEW YORK (AP) — Google is disclosing more details about the 12 accidents involving its self-driving cars so far as part of a commitment to provide monthly updates about the safety and performance of the vehicles. The summary released Friday described all of the collisions as minor, saying no injuries were reported. As it has been doing for...
News Story
6/5/2015
Posted by Mark Reback
Reuters) - Google Inc said it would give monthly updates of accidents involving its driverless cars. The report for May showed Google cars had been involved in 12 accidents since the company first began testing its self-driving cars in 2009, mostly involving rear-ending. (bit.ly/1eTPndY) Google said one of its vehicles was rear-ended at a...
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6/5/2015
Posted by Mark Reback
On Wednesday morning, during Google’s annual meeting, a shareholder named John M. Simpson stood up to question the company’s top executives about its self-driving car program. They were not friendly questions. Simpson, 67, works for a nonprofit called Consumer Watchdog, where he directs its Privacy Project. In recent years, he has...
News Story
6/5/2015
Posted by Mark Reback
Google will release monthly reports on the performance of its self-driving cars, and it disclosed summaries of the 12 accidents that involved the vehicles. Google described all of the accidents as minor, saying no injuries were reported. The company said Friday, as it has in the past, that the self-driving technology was not to blame for any of...
News Story
7/18/2006
Posted by Mark Reback
Peterborough, Ontario -- July 18, 2016 -- Consumer Watchdog is lobbying both the US government and American automotive giant Tesla Motors to implement new driving regulations on the company’s range of potentially groundbreaking autonomous vehicles. The organization sent representatives to the opening day of the Automated Vehicles...
News Story
3/20/2006
Posted by Mark Reback
Urmson explained that Google is working closely with Foxx's team and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration about regulation of these vehicles. On Friday, the NHTSA said in a report that there are significant legal hurdles to allowing fully autonomous vehicles without steering wheels, according to Reuters. "We are deploying...