Google's latest self-driving prototypes are heading to public roadways

The purpose-built prototype vehicles this summer will take to the public roadways of Google's hometown. The cars will be driving themselves, but they will also have "safety drivers" aboard who can take over the wheel if necessary. The company acknowledged that over the past six years its self-driving cars had been involved in 11 "minor" accidents, but countered that there were no injuries, that the self-driving vehicles were not at fault and that certain accidents simply can't be avoided.


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