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Google's driverless car fleet boasts 300,000 accident-free miles

GasBuddy Blog -- Google recently announced that its fleet of driverless cars hit 300,000 miles. Accident free. That's an impressive feat for driverless cars, but what isn't clear is how many miles were spent on private roads or desolate test tracks.

Google says that while the cars have come a long way, they still have a long way to go... or drive. The vehicles still need to overcome snow and ice conditions, as well as construction zones, and if the cars drive in Chicago, the massive array of potholes.

What will be interesting is to see how quickly these vehicles become involved in accidents, now that Google has disclosed that they will be hitting the roads, used as commuting vehicles by Google's team. I think it'll be pretty easy if these...


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txrojo2005
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2012 11:23:44 AM

Does Google get a break on insurance?

[Edited by: txrojo2005 at 8/19/2012 1:25:00 PM EST]
albert2008
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2012 7:22:17 AM

time will tell
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2012 5:04:53 AM

This is much needed so people can read the paper while going to work.
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Message Posted: Aug 18, 2012 8:20:49 AM

Hmm
hexr
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Message Posted: Aug 17, 2012 4:05:42 PM

I would volunteer to try these, just as long as they're not at highway speeds
Gas4aMiser
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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2012 10:59:03 AM

I've got to wonder were these 300,000 miles all on public roads, or on a closed road. if these 300,000 miles were on open public roads were they in heavily congested traffic, or in sparse traffic? In any case 300,000 crash-free miles is fairly impressive; I await refinement of this technology, and look forward to seeing this technology in the auto showroom of the future.
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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2012 10:00:37 AM

ok
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ok
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Message Posted: Aug 14, 2012 4:15:32 PM

its not how many miles
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Yesterday's news.
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Yesterdays news.
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Old news.
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2012 2:20:48 PM

They should post a map of where the car has driven & continue to do so with GS tracking. Would be interesting to see where it has been and will go. Any metropolitan areas?
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That's good!
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Sounds like as good as a readerless book.
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ok
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?Que?
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2012 2:13:05 PM

Ok, but the 1st one is going to be very interesting!
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Awesome!!!
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Does this help me?
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Good luck in the future
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2012 2:03:38 PM

Really, @milespergallon? Last time I checked, Chicago didn't have a monopoly on potholes.
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2012 2:01:20 PM

Interesting
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How many times is this 'article' going to be posted?
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2012 1:56:10 PM

cool
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AMAZING.
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Old Story
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This article is old.
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2012 1:46:49 PM

Isn't that interesting that one of the concerns are POTHOLES in Chicago. Another point of worthlessness of Chicago
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they think we'll believe anything.
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ok
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2012 1:44:50 PM

Driverless cars are not the answer till 3000.
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Old news
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2012 1:42:10 PM

I read this one over a week ago!!!!!!
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2012 1:41:19 PM

when you have an at fault accident with a driverless car, who gets the ticket?
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old news
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Please nudge the intern. Yesterday's news.
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2012 1:32:35 PM

Houston is full of driverless cars. Oh somebody's sitting behind the wheel, but with one or more cell phones going, food being consumed, and laptops being checked, they can't actually be called "drivers".
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2012 1:32:05 PM

Sounds like some good technology deserving of today's highway.
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2012 1:31:01 PM

simple economics 1001 = more people out of work, more people dependent on welfare =
more government funds doled out to the many people unemployed
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will insurance rates be cheaper?
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old old old old old old article...
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i'll pass
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2012 1:26:11 PM

People need to realize that the goal to to eliminate truck drivers. That puts a lot more people out of work. I like New Jersey's approach. In NJ they decided many years ago that it is better to have less educated people working than on welfare. NJ passed a law making it illegal for anyone to pump their own gasoline, so the job of gas station attendant never went away, as it did almost everywhere else. It is also interesting that in NJ gasoline is cheaper than in any of the surrounding states. Getting rid of truck driver, cab drivers, etc will not lower our costs any more than getting rid of gas station attendants has lowered the cost of gasoline, it will just increase unemployment. WAKE UP FOLKS!
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2012 1:23:14 PM

Be interesting to see how they do fare in rush hour traffic and city driving as well as changing weather conditions.
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2012 1:21:52 PM

Reads like these cars are better drivers than some of the drivered(?) cars I've seen.
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2012 1:20:08 PM

ok what else can they do
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ok
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