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The new site comes as Google begins to receive attention regarding the safety of the driverless vehicles including a report earlier this year that claimed its prototypes had been involved in three accidents in less than a year of testing. Google responded publicly at the time by claiming its vehicles had logged almost 1 million miles on roads without an accident, but up until now hasn’t provided an official report detailing accidents.
The tally so far includes 13 accidents in the 6 years and over 1.8 million miles the driverless fleet as logged. The first monthly report details each of the accidents and shows that the majority of cases involved human error on the part of another driver, in many cases rear ending the Google driverless vehicle.
In addition to reporting accidents, the new site focuses on the safety of the driverless vehicles including the potential for the technology to dramatically reduce accidents that commonly involve human error.
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