June 8, 2015—On Friday, Google released the first of what it said would be monthly crash reports for its driverless car project. Posted on a website that is dedicated to the driverless car project, Google gave a synopsis of the 12 accidents since the testing of the robot cars began in 2009.
Google announced that it would issue regular reports offering details of crashes involving driverless cars. The announcement comes after repeated calls for disclosure were made by Consumer Watchdog. The group says more details from Google are still needed.
An interesting finding in the report was that in two of the crashes, the human driver assumed control as it was happening. More details are needed to fully understand what happens when human drivers take control.
For a full look at Google’s May driverless car report, click here.