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Google’s self-driving cars are now being tested on team members’ commutes

Excerpt from TechCrunch

Aug 10, 2012 1:58 am

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The computer-controlled vehicles have gone 300,000 miles without an accident but still have a few skills to learn before drivers are safely texting or reading while on the highway.

— Samantha Shankman

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Google’s self-driving car project is probably one of the most audacious experiments the company has embarked upon. Today, Google announced another milestone for this project: its fleet of about a dozen autonomous cars has now driving 300,000 miles without a single accident under computer control. While this is obviously very positive news for the project, Google warns that “there’s still a long road ahead.” The cars still need to learn how to handle snow-covered roads, for example, and how to interpret temporary construction signs and other situations that could throw its systems for a loop.

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