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Google launches new site to report accidents from driverless cars

As the company continues to expand its self-driving car program, Google has launched a new website that will report all accidents that its participating vehicles are involved in. There have already been 11 minor accidents with Google's autonomous vehicles, and the new site will provide some transparency about the conditions of the crash.

Google will also begin showing examples of how these vehicles are adapting to traffic situations, and it will open a forum for the community to give feedback as well.

Source: Google; Via: USA Today (opens in new tab)

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29 Comments
  • Google really wants to be attention whores with this driverless cars project. Have they forgotten they're not the first nor the only ones doing this? On the other hand, I don't like driving. I hope humans don't have to be responsible for transportation soon. Posted via the Android Central App
  • You can say the same about your comments. Posted via the Android Central App for Sailfish OS on my iPad 7
  • Kinda of confused about your post. It seems like you didn't think at all before typing.
  • There needs to be attention, otherwise people will never get used to them. Fame whores will try and crash into them so they can sue or get attention. Google will most likely be the company to build "The Last Invention". Gonna be an exciting thirty years. Posted via the Android Central App on my 5.1 X Pure
  • I've read articles where they say the car culture isn't dying with the younger generation. I don't believe it after this comment. There is nothing like the freedom of driving high horsepower cars and a manual transmission and being in control. Google and Apple can stick it. Posted via the Android Central App
  • I'm with you on the freedom part; nothing like blowing down back roads with the only electronics being in the radio, which is not used much because the song of the exhaust note so good. Although there are days when I'm worn out and would like to let the car drive me home, I would not want that at the expense of having normal cars banned. Posted via the Android Central App
  • And there is nothing like not having freedom when you are unable to drive. This might not be for everyone but I can't wait to be able to go someplace when I want without having to rely on someone.
  • The best way to get done what you want done, is to be overly transparent. Put all the information into an easily accessible courtroom of public opinion and sit back. Having nothing to hide is the best safety net there is, and it works. Ex: Cell Phones recording every traffic stop in Minority neighborhoods are helping to bring a Voice to the courtroom of Public Opinion on police brutality of Minority individuals. LG G2
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  • What we need to do is get the AL Sharptons and Jesse Jacksons of the world to start denouncing black on black crime in our inner cities. I guess you do not know what is going on in Chicago and how the killing has gone up since the Baltimore riots. They won't because it does not fit the narrative. I am also sick and tired of hearing how police brutality is a national epidemic. It's BS. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Erik Johnson, there's no such thing as black on black crime Posted via the Android Central App
  • Than what do you call it? People need to start taking responsibility for themselves. Black or white. Do not give me these liberal talking points. Posted via the Android Central App
  • "...there's no such thing as black on black crime " And thus, the violence continues. The first step to solving a problem is admitting you have one. The "black community" in the US has a crime problem. Namely, that blacks are responsible for more crime, and more crime against other blacks, than any other community in the US. This is irrefutable fact, backed up by REAMS of government statistics and evidence from other independent studies. Go google it yourself, it's all out there in the public domain to be seen. Blacks claim that there is an epidemic of police murdering blacks in the US. Meanwhile, MORE whites were killed by police than blacks in the latest year we have figures for. Yet we don't see whites rioting in the street and looting and destroying businesses owned by people of their own ethnic group. WHY? The black community in the US has a crime and a violence problem. Blaming "whitey" won't solve the issue. A change in the "black culture" back to one that embraces law and order, self-improvement and excellence is the only thing that will solve it.
  • Erik Johnson3, I live on the outskirts of Houston Texas, a far distance from Baltimore. And I have first hand life experience of badge carrying skinheads and kkk members that make sure as they say, "us darkies", stay in our place. To say this is not a national issue means that I would have to consider you a racist.
    I believe that you are the type of person that would give ISIS members a "do anything they want badge".
    If you make excuses for those that use terror tactics you yourself become a person of terror tactics. From the court of Public Opinion. Still using the Sprint GSIII
  • Pretty strong words calling someone a racist, whom you have never met. My comment was a racial comment not a racist comment. Do you know the difference? Posted via the Android Central App
  • I have no doubt that you do. I can't personally relate, as I am as white as they come. However, I have heard plenty of stories from black people whom I respect about being stopped for the crime of "driving while black". I can't imagine what that must be like, and I know that if that were to happen to me I would be livid. We absolutely need to address the issue of police overreach and racial profiling. I think that more citizen-held cameras are a good thing in that respect. What better way to "watch the watchers"?
  • What? Posted via the Android Central App
  • 11 minor accident.
    More accidents happen every hour of every day. Posted via the Android Central App for Sailfish OS on my iPad 7
  • This is just between Google's cars, not everyone on the road.
  • Not really. If you watch the "help moonshot survive real world" talk on Google IO this year, during the QA, someone asked about it. Apparently the 11 minors have been 7 being parked and 4 with the "emergency driver" driving it. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Yep and all those 11 accidents were the other persons fault not Google's. So far so good, reason why Virginia green lit the test. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Let the haters hate Android All Day Everyday!
  • I think it is a great idea Google created what is essentially a reporting website. I'm sure they cannot post everything because of litigation factors, but they will post whatever you say can. It's not going to be easy for Google executives deciding what to post on the website and what not to post. I'm sure they have more than a couple attorneys running back and forth from office to office trying to figure things out. As far as I'm concerned, Google can do whatever it wants to do. They have done nothing but improve our lives with their advancements in technology. I have been reading a lot about the company and I've come to the conclusion that Google is not in the game to make X amount of dollars and they're not in the game to control anything. The company's executives simply want to do the best they possibly can at whatever it is they endeavor.
  • This makes me feel better about this whole thing. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Definitely see those cars on iRobot becoming a reality. Good to be alive right now Posted via the Android Central App on my Nexus 5 or Nexus 7 2013
  • When it snows or rains alot,the cars stop or they can handle it? Posted via the Android Central App
  • That's a good question. The FAQ makes almost no mention about it having experience in different weather. The only thing I could find was "In coming years, we’d like to explore other cities that can teach us about different types of challenging weather and terrain."
  • "There have already been 11 minor accidents" -- why phrase it like that's extraordinary? 11 accidents in 6 years? I probably see 11 accidents in my commute each DAY.
  • You know...I'm getting tired of Google's "Our cars have never been the result of an accident!" yeah, well...they were still involved with the potential for people to get hurt. And even worse, they aren't even putting a steering wheel or pedals in their cars. Imagine being in a car and seeing another car speeding at you, knowing there's literally nothing you can do. No thank you.
  • I'm waiting for the first driver-less car theft. Assuming the crook is caught, would it be considered theft, hijacking, or kidnapping?