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Don't Drive Your Self-Driving Car
A human being got into an accident with one of Google's autonomous robotic cars. No one was injured in the minor crash, which took place near Google's Mountain View headquarters.
(Human Driver Crashes Google's Self Driving Car)
A Google spokesperson said:
"We regret that a Google driver recently caused a minor accident, and we're grateful that no one was hurt...Safety is our top priority. One of our goals is to prevent fender-benders like this one, which occurred while a person was manually driving the car."
SF movie fans of course recall Will Smith's wish to remain the driver in the film I, Robot. As shown below, even robots don't want you driving robot cars.
("You are experiencing a car accident")
See also the preciently named article Google Cars Drive Faster, Safer Than You. From Jalopnik via CBS News.
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