Google’s man-less, self-driving robot cars were spotted crashing into people on the streets of California.
A few years ago Google announced that they have started working on man-less robot cars. Nowadays the global tech and software giant has managed to get the permission of 4 states to test and put in action their self-driving cars. Unfortunately, one of those states – California, isn’t as lucky as the other three. As it turns out, there have been a total of 11 accidents with Google’s cars in California, during some of which the cars have been spotted crashing into people walking on the streets.
Google is refusing to shed more light on the accidents, even though they claim that there were no serious injuries or death cases. The company also claims that it wasn’t the cars’ fault and that the damage in the accidents was “light”. Google claims their man-less robot cars are designed to be the safest vehicles ever. How could this be possible?
Well, according to official reports, the cars are so high tech that they can register and react at even the slightest motion around them. The software, on which the vehicles are operating, can sense pedestrians, animals and other vehicles from 300 feet away. The robot cars are programmed to understand traffic lights, signals by cyclists, traffic cones, and policemen. They are equipped with radar sensors, which provide 360 degrees field of view and they “see” in 3D. Apart from that the cars are equipped with enormous data about crossroads, streets, and driveways, which has been collected by Google’s other drivable cars for years.
So, if Google’s man-less, self-driving robot cars are so high tech and so safe to use, why are they crashing into people and why have there been so many accidents in California alone?