In the future, self-driving cars may allow us to ignore the road completely, but in the present, humans still need to be ready to take the wheel at a moment’s notice. Google reports that in California between September 2014 and November 2015, test drivers for its fleet of autonomous vehicles took over control from the computer 341 times — an event known as a “disengagement.” Google and other companies testing self-driving cars in California have to report these figures annually to the state’s Department of Motor Vehicles, and the results are fascinating, if a little confusing at times.
Google’s self-driving cars would’ve hit something 13 times if not for humans
written by TechKnock Jan 13, 2016
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