Google has sustained its 13th car accident since it began testing self-driving cars on roads in 2009.
“We just got rear-ended again yesterday while stopped at a stoplight in Mountain View,” Jacquelyn Miller, a Google spokeswoman, wrote in a statement sent to Ars and other media. “That’s two incidents just in the last week where a driver rear-ended us while we were completely stopped at a light! So that brings the tally to 13 minor fender-benders in more than 1.8 million miles of autonomous and manual driving—and still, not once was the self-driving car the cause of the accident.”
In light of this new accident disclosure, the company has created a new website devoted to reporting on the self-driving car project.
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