08 Aug '12, 4pm

Google's Self-Driving Car Reaches 300,000 Miles Without Accident

Google's Self-Driving Car Reaches 300,000 Miles Without Accident

for a while now, and they seem to be making good progress. They've now reached a new milestone: 300,000 miles have been driven by the autonomous test vehicles without a single accident while under computer control (they've apparently had minor accidents caused by human error -- if I remember correctly, another car hit them from behind while they were stopped at a red light). That's impressive, almost science-fiction worthy stuff!Most of the Google robot-cars have been Prius hybrids, but as you can see in the photo above, there's a new model in the family, a Lexus RX450h hybrid. It'll be used for different kinds of testing in different environments. © Google We’re encouraged by this progress, but there’s still a long road ahead. To provide the best experience we can, we’ll need to master snow-covered roadways, interpret temporary construction signals and handle other tricky...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/cars/googles-self-driving-car-r...

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