Home › Driverless Cars

Driverless Cars

News Story
5/17/2015
Posted by Mark Reback
The riskiest thing about self-driving vehicles may turn out to be the human drivers of other vehicles. Four of the nearly 50 self-driving cars undergoing tests on California roads since September, when the state began issuing permits to auto companies, have been involved in crashes. But the cars, three owned by Google and one by Delphi, were in...
News Story
5/16/2015
Posted by Mark Reback
The company has not yet applied for the permit the cars will need, however Google says its fully autonomous pod-shaped cars are ready to roll but the company has not yet applied for the permit it will need to hit the road in California. Google has been testing Lexus SUVs retrofitted with its self-driving software and hardware for quite some time...
News Story
5/14/2015
Posted by Cody Rosenfield
Media pressure this week led Google to reveal that its self-driving cars, which are being tested on select city streets in California, have been involved in 11 accidents. All were minor accidents that occurred over the past six years, according to Chris Urmson, director of the self-driving car program. The disclosure followed an Associated Press...
News Story
5/13/2015
Posted by Cody Rosenfield
Companies racing to develop self-driving cars for American roads have hit their first potholes. Google acknowledged Monday its self-driving vehicles have been involved in four car accidents since September and 11 overall during six years of testing. Global automotive supplier Delphi said its autonomous cars have been involved in one minor accident...
News Story
5/13/2015
Posted by Cody Rosenfield
As companies from Google to Tesla Motors race to develop self-driving cars, the nonprofit group Consumer Watchdog has a helpful suggestion: Don’t leave out the steering wheel. Or the brake pedal. The consumer advocacy group on Tuesday called for regulations requiring all autonomous cars to have those basic components so their drivers (or...
News Story
5/13/2015
Posted by Cody Rosenfield
May 13, 2015 -- While tech companies scramble to develop a new generation of driverless cars, one local consumer advocacy group says not so fast. Santa Monica-based Consumer Watchdog on Tuesday raised safety concerns about the budding technology and called on Google to provide the public with details of 11 collisions involving Google’s...
News Story
5/12/2015
Posted by Cody Rosenfield
Google's revelation about the (seemingly admirable) safety record of its self-driving cars may not actually further the cause of driverless vehicles in California. In a blog post Monday, Chris Urmson, the director of Google's self-driving-car program, said that the 20-plus autonomous cars in his fleet had been involved in 11...
News Story
5/12/2015
Posted by Cody Rosenfield
The riskiest thing about self-driving vehicles may turn out to be human drivers. Four of the nearly 50 self-driving cars undergoing tests on California roads since September, when the state began issuing permits to auto companies, have crashed. But the cars, three owned by Google and one by Delphi, were in collisions caused by human error. Driver...
News Story
5/12/2015
Posted by Cody Rosenfield
Google wants to take over our highways the way it has taken over the information superhighway. Its driverless cars are a lot closer to road domination than many people think. Back in 2012 Google announced that its robo rides had completed 300,000 miles of test driving without a single accident, making them safer than the average American driver (...
News Release
5/12/2015
Posted by John M. Simpson
SANTA MONICA, CA – Consumer Watchdog today called on Google to disclose the details of 11 crashes it has acknowledged its self-driving vehicles were involved in and released a video showing shortcomings of driverless car technology. “Google has admitted to 11 crashes involving its robot cars, but refuses to reveal the details,”...