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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,”...
News Story
5/12/2015
Posted by Mark Reback
Google has revealed that its driverless cars have been involved in accidents 11 times, but says all the collisions were caused by other drivers. The accidents were all "minor", meaning light damage and no injuries, Chris Urmson, director of Google's self-driving car program, said on Monday. "Not once was the self-driving car the...
News Story
5/12/2015
Posted by Mark Reback
San Francisco — Consumer Watchdog, a California-based group, is calling on Google to release data about accidents involving its driverless cars. The Associated Press reported Monday about several accidents on public highways in California. Carmen Balber, Consumer Watchdog's executive director, is hosting a press conference Tuesday...
News Story
5/12/2015
Posted by Mark Reback
In most of the incidents, the Google car was rear-ended, the company says Google, founded on Sept. 4, 1998, will be turning 17 in a few months and, like many teens, it's eager to get out on the open road after a few years of puttering around town with driving instructors and anxious parents looking over its shoulder. Critics have been...
News Story
5/11/2015
Posted by Cody Rosenfield
Four of the nearly 50 self-driving cars now rolling around California have gotten into accidents since September, when the state began issuing permits for companies to test them on public roads. Two accidents happened while the cars were in control. In the other two a human was driving, a person familiar with the accident reports told The...
News Story
5/11/2015
Posted by Cody Rosenfield
In both the UK and the US, policy makers are in the process of changing legislation to allow self-driving cars to be used on public roads commercially. But while the cars are generally regarded as being safe, it has emerged that four autonomous cars have gotten into accidents on Californian roads since September. Three were cars run by Google,...
News Story
5/11/2015
Posted by Cody Rosenfield
Self-driving cars are supposed to be the solution to less-than-perfect human drivers. We get tired, have blind spots in our vision, and sometimes just flat-out choose to break driving laws. Robocars, on the other hand, are pimped out with sensors and artificial intelligence that’s supposed to make them almost crash-proof. The key word there...
News Story
5/11/2015
Posted by Cody Rosenfield
Google Inc. revealed Monday that its self-driving cars have been in 11 minor traffic accidents since it began experimenting with the technology six years ago. The company released the number after The Associated Press reported that Google had notified California of three collisions involving its self-driving cars since September, when reporting...
News Story
5/11/2015
Posted by Cody Rosenfield
Google’s self-driving cars have been rear-ended and side-swiped while navigating Bay Area roads and freeways, but it’s never been the autonomous car’s fault, the company’s chief of driverless cars said in a defense of the technology Monday. Earlier on Monday, the Associated Press reported that there have been four accidents...