Self Driving Car
This is the first reported injury accident involving the self-driving car.
The cartoon-like cars were the stuff of dreams years ago, but are now a reality on Mountain View’s suburban streets.
Google co-founder Sergey Brin says the Internet company isn’t releasing the accident reports involving its self-driving cars to protect the privacy of the other motorists in the crashes.
Four of the nearly 50 self-driving cars now rolling around California have gotten into accidents since September, when the state began issuing permits for companies to test them on public roads.
With a thumb swipe on a smartphone, your car one day will be able to drive into a parking deck, find an open spot and back into a space – all by itself.
Your car will soon do more to help avoid a crash. But as for leaving the driving to the vehicle while you relax, don’t get your hopes up. That’s the message from Toyota.
Google is road-testing cars that steer, stop and start without a human driver.