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Google will begin to publicly report driverless car accidents
Google will now publicly report all accidents its self-driving cars are involved in from here on out, on a new website that’s now available to the public. Not only will the new website detail all accidents on a per month basis, it will also include an open forum for community feedback as well as examples of how the cars adapt to everyday traffic situations.
This website is in response to safety concerns following reports that the driverless cars have already been in more than 10 accidents, though the search giant claims that none were actually the car’s fault. The majority of these accidents involved another vehicle rear-ending the Google-made car, along with a few that included minor sideswipes from other cars.
Google explains in its first report:
In the six years of our project, we’ve been involved in 12 minor accidents during more than 1.8 million miles of autonomous and manual driving combined. Not once was the self-driving car the cause of the accident.
Google’s self-driving cars are slated to hit the road this summer, so it’s certainly a good thing that the company is being transparent about the cars’ safety. Take a look at the video below to get a quick demonstration on how the cars work, and be sure to head to the source link below to see the new website.
So what do you think? Are you excited for Google’s new driverless cars?