Google’s Self-Driving Cars Keep Getting Hit Dylan Duarte July 17, 2015 News 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. Share This With The World!