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Google releases self-driving car performance report as U.S. proposes US$4 billion in funding

Bill Snyder | Jan. 18, 2016
The U.S. government made it clear last week that it's solidly behind autonomous cars, but Google's safety record show some real challenges that must be addressed before self-driving cars hit the roads en masse.

As driverless car performance and safety improve, regulations like the one in California can be dialed back. I understand Google's frustration, but the company is missing an important point. A serious accident involving a driverless car would shape public opinion and could set the entire program back many years.

 

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