GM’s self-driving cars involved in 6 accidents in September

There are six accidents that involved self driving cars. Many people worry about these cars and these accidents show why. These people think a car where a human is not in control would be very unreliable and unsafe and that many more accidents will occur. Others think this is great tech and that it has many great applications in the real world.

Key Takeaways:

  • General Motors Co’s self-driving unit, Cruise Automation, has more than doubled the size of its test fleet of robot cars in California during the past three months, a GM spokesman said on Wednesday.
  • In the past three months, the Cruise unit has increased the number of vehicles registered for testing on California streets to 100 from the previous 30 to 40, GM spokesman Ray Wert said.
  • As Cruise, and rivals, put more self-driving vehicles on the road to gather data to train their artificial intelligence systems, they are more frequently encountering human drivers who are not programed to obey all traffic laws.

“Investors are watching GM’s progress closely, and the automaker’s shares have risen 17 percent during the past month as some analysts have said the company could deploy robot taxis within the next year or two.”