Google's self-driving cars rack up 300,000 miles without killing anyone

Google's self-driving cars are on the up and up. Google revealed today that its dozen of self-driving cars have collectively driven over 300,000 miles without any accidents, paving the way the towards a safer future on the road.

Posted on Google's Official Blog:

They've covered a wide range of traffic conditions, and there hasn't been a single accident under computer control.

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 situations that many drivers encounter.

To help further Google's advancements and test new terrain is the addition of the Lexus RX450h SUV.

Google says ultimately, it wants these self-driving cars to allow us to be more productive in our cars. Sounds like a sketchy way of saying "we want you to work in your car during your commute." Oh god!

With Nevada being the only state that has approved self-driving cars on limited roads, there really is a very long way to go before we can sit back and cruise while we're chauffeured around. Baby steps, baby steps...

Google, via TechCrunch

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