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News Story
1/14/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
Everyone knows that California is the driverless cars’ Holy Land, and almost every carmaker is testing this technology on the state’s public roads. A 32-page report carried on by the California-based Consumer Watchdog now revealed more glitches in the system. Apparently, while traveling on California’s public roads, Google...
News Story
1/13/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
Los Angeles — Futuristic self-driving cars traveling along California roads have needed plenty of old-fashioned human intervention to stay safe. And a consumer group wants more information about what's happening. California's Department of Motor Vehicles on Tuesday released reports filed by seven companies the agency gave permission...
News Story
1/13/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
Google drivers had to intervene to stop its self-driving cars from crashing on California's roads 13 times between September 2014 and November 2015. The disclosure follows a local regulator's demand for the information. Six other car tech companies also revealed data about autonomous-driving safety incidents of their own. Google wants to...
News Story
1/13/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
Data shows results of seven companies testing self-driving cars on the roads of California The day when a car can be trusted to drive safely all by itself has moved another cautious step closer with the publication of a report on experiments by Google and others with self-driving cars. Data released by the California Department of Motor Vehicles (...
News Story
1/13/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
Report filed to California outlines 272 occurrences over a 14-month period Autonomous cars tested by Alphabet Inc. ’s Google X division are getting better, but they still have to hand over control to human test engineers on rare occasions. Google filed a report with the state of California on Tuesday that outlined 272 occurrences during a 14...
News Story
1/13/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
SAN FRANCISCO: Google said that while its self-driving cars have safely driven more than a million miles, there have been times when humans have had to take over to avoid crashing.  System “anomalies” caused drivers to take the wheel 272 times in California test cars in the 14 months leading up to December, Google said in a...
News Release
1/12/2016
Posted by John M. Simpson
SANTA MONICA, CA – Google’s just released report detailing when human drivers took control of a self-driving robot car being tested underscores the need – as required by California DMV draft regulations – for a driver behind a steering wheel of a self-driving car, Consumer Watchdog said today. The nonpartisan, nonprofit...
News Story
1/12/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
SAN FRANCISCO – Google says the computer brain inside its self-driving car is getting smarter fast, with the number of times human test drivers had to take over for the autonomous vehicle decreasing sharply in recent months. In its latest mandatory autonomous-car report to the California Department of Motor Vehicles, and its first on the...
News Story
1/12/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
California regulators require self-driving car firms to report when humans had to take over from robot drivers for safety, though Google is giving only select data “Release of the disengagement report was a positive step, but Google should also release any video it has of the disengagement incidents, as well as any technical data it...
News Story
1/12/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
LOS ANGELES _ Google’s futuristic self-driving cars needed some old-fashioned human intervention to avoid 11 crashes during testing on California roads, the company revealed Tuesday, results it says are encouraging but show the technology has yet to reach the goal of not needing someone behind the wheel. With Google’s fleet logging...