Self-Driving Car Accident Statistics Revealed in California

Self-Driving Car Accident Statistics Revealed in California

Self-driving car accident statistics revealed in California

Self-Driving Car Accident Statistics Revealed in California


Accident statistics for Google's self Driving Cars have been revealed in California, revealing that in the last 8 months of operation that only 4 of the 48 self driving vehicles were involved in accidents and that the said accidents could be described as "minor fender benders" where the majority were in the form of other vehicles rear-ending the vehicle, placing the fault at the hands of other drivers. 


Self-driving car accident statistics revealed in California  

Out of the 4 vehicles which were involved in accidents, 3 belonged to Google and the other belonged to Delphi. Full data on each accident is confidential, as is Californian Law. Delphi state that the accident involving their vehicle took place while it was stationary at a crossroads, while the vehicle was in manual mode, placing the blame entirely in human hands. 


Here is a statement from Google;

"Safety is our highest priority. Since the start of our programme six years ago, we've driven nearly a million miles autonomously, on both freeways and city streets, without causing a single accident,"


Delphi told the BBC that their vehicle was in no accidents which was caused by their vehicle. 


"A police report indicates the fault of the accident is with the second vehicle, not Delphi. No-one was hurt in the incident," 


Google's director of the Self Driving Car programme said  in a recent blog post that since their Self driving car program started 6 years ago that there have only been 11 incident's involving Google Cars, though not a single one was caused by their vehicles. You can read the full blog post here


You can join the discussion on Google's Self driving cars accident statistics on the OC3D Forums. 



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Posted by OC3D on Tuesday, 12 May 2015
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Most Recent Comments

12-05-2015, 07:37:03

Future is getting more interesting!! Million mile ride in a self driving car with a very low accident rate , Impressive .Quote

12-05-2015, 15:11:02

Hopefully we see some production models in the next 5 - 10 years. I would love one for my daily commute!Quote

12-05-2015, 18:35:51

I live in CA.. I haven't seen one on the roads yet, which shocks me because I am next to the the 2nd largest city in the country. I also like the fact that they say each time wasn't their fault and it was always others. What if the cars induced it somehow? Never know. Just an in-queryQuote

15-05-2015, 08:39:35

Great news until amateur mechanics get them that is.Quote

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