Distracted Driver Rear-Ends Google Self-Driving Car | News & Opinion | PCMag.com

 

 

Google’s self-driving cars aren’t perfect, but neither are motorists.Human error is to blame for the latest crash of a self-driving car, according to the tech giant. The vehicle in question rear-ended Google’s prototype because of “distracted driving.””Our self-driving cars are being hit surprisingly often by other drivers who are distracted and not paying attention to the road,” Chris Urmson, director of Google’s self-driving cars unit, wrote in a blog post. “That’s a big motivator for us.”The most recent collision occurred during evening rush hour on July 1, as an autonomous Google vehicle drove toward an intersection in Mountain View, California. Despite having the green light, backed-up traffic forced Google’s car to stop ahead of the junction.

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