The DMV is publishing self-driving automotive accident studies

The DMV is publishing self-driving car accident reports

The California DMV has launched the reviews for a full yr’s value of self-driving automotive accidents. From the accounts within the paperwork not one of the eight accidents involving Google’s automobiles might be blamed on autonomous know-how. The truth is, six out of eight of the accidents have been drivers rear-ending one of many firm’s retrofitted Lexus RX450h SUVs, half of these whereas the robotic car was stationary. It is value noting that each one the accounts come from Google, which is required by regulation to file paperwork inside ten days of a collision.

Google started publishing accident reviews (with the precise language as used within the DMV paperwork) in Might of this yr, so the occasions detailed by the DMV are all recognized. Just one different firm, Delphi Automotive, has had a automotive concerned in an accident up to now yr, and that was whereas the car was being pushed by a handler, relatively than a machine. Nevertheless, there are a minimum of ten corporations testing self-driving automobiles within the state, and Apple is at the least contemplating getting into the fray. The DMV’s willingness to publish full studies signifies that Apple and some other firm testing automobiles must be ready for Google-like public transparency whereas engaged on their self-driving tasks.

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