Google’s effort to build the first driverless car in the world may show some promising signs when we talk about safety. However, during most of the tests, human intervention is needed.
Google admits that they have intervened in the car’s testing 272 times from September 2014 to November 2015. These incidents were results from premature autonomous car technology.
Of course, in order for a technology to be successful, the prototypes needs to undergo from failure. As it is said, “We learn from our mistakes.”.
Due to the improvement of the driverless car technology from time to time, there has been a pattern of decreasing number of disenagement incidents during the last quarter of the year test.
If the Google staff will not intervene, the autonomous car would crash on things otherwise.
With the tests shown, it has been found out that self-driving cars are much safer compared to human drivers. The incidents that were reported were due to an overly cautious programming to the vehicle. There are still some things needed to be added to the program.
The following companies were permitted to do test drives in California: BMW, Ford, Honda, Volkswagen Group of America, Mercedes Benz, Delphi Automotive, Tesla Motors, Bosch, Nissan, and Cruise Automotion. Google first submitted an official report of the test drive results. The deadline is before January 1 of this year.
Opponents of the soon-to-be tech raise out the concern of over-hyping of the roboting cars. The reports shows that for the time being, they need some human intervention.
It is before worthy to suggest that collision warning and brake systems must be installed in these cars in cases of emergency.