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Are Self-Driving Cars Safe? Google Takes Responsibility for Driverless Car Accident

Several weeks ago, we wrote a blog discussing how the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) now considers Google’s driverless car software and technology a “driver”. Under the new NHTSA guidelines, Google’s cars can now be tested on our roads without passengers. Several consumer watchdog groups questioned the decision, claiming more testing of Google’s technology is needed. How Will We Handle A Driverless Car Accident? As it turns out, the critics might have been correct to be apprehensive with NHTSA’s decision. Google’s car was recently responsible for causing a collision with a passenger bus, and the technology giant has taken responsibility. Although the driverless car accident was minor, it pokes holes in the argument that self-driving technology is ready to operate without passengers. The crash took place in Mountain View, near where Google operates its headquarters. According to Google, the driverless Lexus RX 450h was attempting to get around sandbags…
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