Google Will Begin Reporting Incidents With Self Driving Cars

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Google's made a lot of progress with their self-driving car project over the years, and as outlandish as it may have seemed a few years ago, it's become a reality which we could very well see in the near future. The self-driving car project has come along far enough that Google had begun testing the vehicles on city streets in Moutain View, CA, the location of Google's main HQ, which demonstrates how advanced the research has become. One of the many disputes people have had over this technology has been whether or not the cars would be safe on the road with human drivers, which only became more of a concern for some after it was discovered last month that during its time with testing on the roads that the self-driving cars had been involved in a number of accidents.

Google of course defended their decision to keep the details about the accidents of the vehicles private because the accidents involved human drivers in the vehicles, but going forward Google states that they intend to report all future incidents involving the vehicles on a dedicated website for the self-driving car project. These reports will be limited to the incidents which only involve the cars when driving by themselves without a human operator as Google will seemingly be continuing to keep those a private matter to protect anyone who would be involved should something happen.

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The site doesn't just serve to be a destination for the details on driverless accidents, it also keeps the public up to date on any research progress as well as describes how things work with the cars, with explanations on Google getting the vehicles to have the ability to navigate complicated scenarios on public roads. Anyone interested in learning more about the project and what it entails, and what drives the technology can pick up on information regarding anything from how the car actually drives to what's inside of the machines. Google even gives a brief breakdown of where things started back in 2009 and where they are now, and of course there is also a landing page for frequently asked questions. The focal point here though for many is that Google will be reporting on any non-human assisted accidents, which should put some people's minds at ease to have the information at hand.