Human takes wheel, crashes Google's self-driving car
Google's self-driving car generates interest wherever it goes -- with or without a driver. So imagine my mixture of delight and dismay in finding the first report of a crash of a Google driverless car on Jalopnik. Then imagine the fun factor of finding out the driverless car crashed while under the control of a real, human driver (name withheld to protect the embarrassed).
Others enjoyed jumping on this topic, because Google drives passionate responses from people both pro and con. But we have yet to hear from the Chinese.
I just love how you guys tear into a new, developing technology (when it messes up) that is still in testing phase as if it is fully developed and just did something totally unexpected and irredeemable.
http://jalopnik.com/people/SeraphX2/ SeraphX2 on jalopnik.com
That is the whole purpose of this pilot experiment - to find out any 'bugs' or kinks in the system. Note that a robot driver doesn't have to be absolutely perfect to be useful, they just have to be better than human drivers. If good human drivers cause one accident say every 100K miles on average, and the robot does it once every 200K miles, then they are useful.
newhd on news.cnet.com
Question of the day: how much extra will you pay to get the driverless option on your new car in a few years?