Automated Google Car Involved in 12th Accident
Posted on behalf of Stewart Bell, PLLC on Jun 04, 2015 in Car Accidents
Sergey Brin, Googles co-founder, announced at a recent company shareholder meeting that one of Googles automated vehicles was involved in a rear-end accident recently.
The car was at a traffic signal when it was rear-ended. In the six years that Googles self-driving cars have been on the nations roadways, they have been involved in twelve accidents.
The company claims that the driverless car has never been at-fault in any of the accidents, and that in at least one accident the driver was in control.
New technology can be exciting, but it can also pose a serious danger to members of the public.
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Driverless Car Laws and Legislation
While many states are attempting to cobble legislation together that would regulate driverless cars, California is leaps and bounds ahead in its regulatory framework. Primarily because it is where Google is based.
States such as California, Nevada, Michigan and Florida have considered and passed laws related to automated driving. West Virginia has not considered a bill that covers automated driving.
However, the spread of the new technology is inevitable, and it is only a matter of time before states are forced to seriously consider and adopt legislation that allows them to regulate liability in the use of driverless cars.
The use of such vehicles is particularly concerning for car accident victims who will be unsure who they can hold responsible for the injuries that they suffer.
At Stewart Bell, PLLC we take our commitment to public safety very seriously. As new technologies emerge and new forms of transportation become the norm, it is vital that our laws keep up.
In an attempt to defuse criticism about Googles lack of transparency about the number of accidents involving Google vehicles, Brin argued that the goal was not to be perfect, but to be better than human drivers.
We are not persuaded by that line of reasoning.
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