I laughed long and I laughed hard when I read that Google’s self-driving cars get into accidents “surprisingly often,” and to be honest I’m laughing a little as I type this. Don’t worry about the future, though. The accidents are the result of human error, and I don’t mean the humans that built the cars.

Google’s self-driving cars are often getting into minor collisions, only because human-driven cars are colliding into them. Chris Urmson, who heads Google’s driverless car program, described an incident that involved a Google car stopping at a green light because of a busy intersection, where a driver hit the car from behind at 17mph. The incident is shown in the video below.

Since the project’s beginning in 2009, Google’s driverless cars have been responsible for a total of zero collisions. That’s a pretty good track record, even if us oblivious humans can’t stop crashing into them. Eyes on the road, people.

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