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News Release
3/3/2016
Posted by John M. Simpson
WASHINGTON, D.C. – In the wake of a Google self-driving car crashing into a bus, a coalition of consumer groups called on the U.S. Department of Transportation and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration “to commit to maximum transparency and public involvement” as they develop policy and safety standards covering...
News Story
3/3/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
At the January 12, 2016 World Congress meeting in Detroit, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) Administrator, Mark Rosekind, indicated that “history making” announcements would be forthcoming regarding future steps the administration and the auto industry plan to take to increase vehicle safety. Those...
News Story
3/3/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
Consumer Reports and a former U.S. road-safety czar have joined a coalition demanding public oversight of self-driving cars after Google’s recent at-fault crash. On Valentine’s Day in Mountain View, a Google robot Lexus SUV sideswiped a bus. For the first time, a Google driverless car had responsibility for a crash...
News Story
3/1/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
Google is blaming a “tricky set of circumstances” for what’s believed to be the first accident caused by one of its self-driving cars. The accident took place on February 14 and involved a self-driving Lexus and a public transit bus in Mountain View, Calif. According to Google, the self-driving Lexus was preparing to make a right...
News Story
3/1/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
The technology company's self-driving car program was involved in its first real collision last month, after one of the autonomous vehicles began to change lanes and collided with a municipal bus. Google said it would take “some responsibility” for a minor collision in February involving one of its driverless cars and a...
News Story
3/1/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
MOUNTAIN VIEW -- A Google self-driving car has for the first time caused a crash, pulling into traffic and sideswiping a public bus. No one was injured in the minor fender bender, but Google has adjusted the software for its fleet of autonomous cars to avoid future mishaps. Still, the incident underscored that Google's cars are a work in...
News Story
3/1/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
After a collision, firm refines software on its autonomous vehicles to better 'understand' public transportation. When it comes to hair-raising traffic duels, most California motorists know better than to play chicken with a hulking passenger bus. This, however, is not a concept widely understood by Google's fleet of fearless...
News Release
2/29/2016
Posted by John M. Simpson
SANTA MONICA, CA – A Valentine’s Day crash in which a self-driving Google robot car sideswiped a bus demonstrates the need for a police investigation and the release of technical data and video associated with the crash, Consumer Watchdog said today. Google’s account of the crash was posted on the California Department of Motor...
News Story
2/29/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
Google on Monday said that its self-driving car bore some of the blame in a recent fender-bender after making the kind of assumption a human might have made. A Lexus car converted into an autonomous vehicle by the Internet company had a low-speed collision with a transit bus on February 14 in what marked the first time that Google laid some of the...
News Story
2/29/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
When it comes to hair-raising traffic duels, most California motorists know better than to play chicken with a hulking passenger bus. This, however, is not a concept widely understood by Google's fleet of fearless autonomous cars. Following a Valentine's Day collision between a bus and an autonomous car in Silicon Valley, Google engineers...