Google Blames Humans For Self-Driving Car Crashes — Again
Makers of autonomous cars have a tough task ahead: convincing humans they are the problem when it comes to safety, not driverless cars.By Kate Grumke | July 17, 2015
This video shows Google's first self-driving car accident that hurt humans. Passengers were treated for whiplash and minor injuries. But as Google would like to point out — the self-driving car stopped. It was the car behind it that "slammed into the back of us at 17 mph — and it hadn't braked at all."
According to Google, the reason its self-driving cars are getting into crashes is... us. Humans. You know, the ones who are doing things like texting and driving.
Since 2009, Google's cars have been involved in 14 crashes. In 11 of those crashes the car was rear-ended. Google says other drivers were the cause of all of those incidents.