Source: TU-Auto

 – February 14th, 2019


On top of the human intervention reports, the state [California] found an increase in the amount of crashes involving the autonomous test mules with companies reporting 75 collisions in 2018, compared to 29 reports in 2017. Cruise reported 22 crashes in 2017 and 36 in 2018.

Adam Scow, senior advocate for Consumer Watchdog, said: “Despite all of the hype and promises, these reports show that robot cars aren’t safe without human drivers ready to take over. While some companies are gradually improving, others are crawling out of the gates. Much more testing and improvement is needed before regulators can consider approving driverless cars for our roads.”

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