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Terrible Human Drivers Can’t Stop Running Into Google’s Self-Driving Cars

View through car windshield, focus on coffee cups (blurred motion)

Google announced on Thursday that when it comes to cars, the only thing to fear are those who steer themselves. On July 1, someone rear-ended one of the tech company’s self-driving cars. For the eleventh time. It marked the first time an injury was reported after an accident; those in the tricked-out Lexus SUV went to the hospital for minor whiplash. Google says that its cars have only gotten into 14 accidents in the past six years, and that humans — “distracted and not paying attention to the road” — were to blame for all of them. A Google car did rear-end someone back in 2011 … while it was out of self-driving mode. In a post on Medium about the crashes, Google smugly concludes, “We’ll take all this as a signal that we’re starting to compare favorably with human drivers.”

Humans Can’t Stop Running Into Self-Driving Cars