Google faults humans for as many as eleven accidents with self-driving cars. Three out of four self-driving cars involved in accidents were Google SUVs.
(Press Release) ­–May 12th, 2015 – Google Inc. is the face of the Internet for most users. Their search engine is known throughout the world for completing people’s sentences and for correcting people’s spelling and grammar. They are also the innovators of the Google self-driven car which may not be as popular as their search engine but is certainly turning heads wherever it goes.
11 minor fender bender’s in six years
Only very recently, Google has reported that their self-driven cars have been involved in 11 accidents over a period of six years even since they first started tweaking with the technology back in 2009. The revelations were made known by Google as California State Law had recently been amended to make it a compulsion to report all road accidents as part of the permits for the tests on public roads.
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The long term objective of the self-driven car
Chris Urmson, the guy in charge of the project, released a web statement soon after the accidents were reported. He assured everyone that the technology was impeccable and not even once was it at fault for any of the six crashes. He said they only happened when a human being was behind the wheel. Besides, he also reiterated that these accidents were all very minor and they had resulted in nothing more than light damage and no injuries whatsoever.
New York Accident attorneys and investigators also pointed out that the 11 accidents not only happened over a span of six years but across a distance of 1.7 million miles, which is actually an improvement in terms of safety in comparison to a normal car that always required a human being to operate it. Furthermore, he also included that they were looking at ways in which the self-driven cars could be marketed, packaged, and deployed solely to battle the evils of drunken drivers. Computers do not need alcohol!
Lack of transparency says non-profit consumer organization
A member of the non-profit consumer organization Watchdog, John Simpson, and some New York accident attorneys are not thrilled about the lack of transparency on the part of Google. According to him, despite having reported the six accidents, Google have abstained from releasing the exact details of what caused the accidents and so on. According to Simpson, Google’s long-term vision with the self-driven car is a version that has no steering wheel or foot pedals.
He says that people need to know about the imperfections of the technology if there are any, especially since eventually the cars will be made in such a way that a human being would not be able to take over control even if he or she wanted to.
At the moment, it is very conceivable that the future of cars will be the self-driven car, the only thing that remains to be determined is who will reach the bench mark first, the race is on and some of the biggest auto making corporations in the world are all in it to win it. Google faces competition from Delphi and Bosch, Audi, Mercedes-Benz, and Nissan. i
But human beings should be able to drive the car in the case of an emergency. Well, a non-DUI convict at least. In another decade, the fantastic attorneys on USAttorneys.com will not be suing at fault drivers for wrecks but perhaps the manufacture of a car which caused the wreck. Of course there may be less lawsuits because there will be less wrecks.

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