Google it: Drivers, not us, are to blame
Published 13/05/2015 | 02:30
DRIVERS - not driverless cars - are to 'blame' for accidents involving the computer giant's vehicles.
That's what Google are saying after revealing that their self-driving cars had been involved in 11 accidents.
But, they insisted, their cars had not been the cause of any.
Those testing the Google fleet of more than 20 vehicles have been aboard for 1.7 million miles so far.
But over the six years of testing, Google's Chris Urmson says : "Not once was the self-driving car the cause of the accident." It was those driving cars who transgressed. Most of the accidents were on city streets rather than motorways.
The cars were hit on seven occasions from behind and mostly at traffic lights, he revealed.