The self driven cars hit the road, and almost hit each other

The self driven cars hit the road, and almost hit each other
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Technology is trying to make people useless, are people that lazy to drive their own cars?
Google said last month that its protoype driverless cars would hit the streets of Mountain View, Calif. this summer, and Thursday the company announced that "a few of them are now cruising around town."
The timing was kind of funny: That the same day, Reuters reported that an executive of Delphi -- which is also testing autonomous cars in the area -- said that on Tuesday a self-driving Google car cut off one of its vehicles, causing a near collision.


According to the article, John Absmeier, director of Delphi's Silicon Valley lab was riding in one of Delphi's prototype Audi Q5 crossovers. As it prepared to change lanes, one of Google's fleet of 20 retrofitted Lexuses "cut off the Audi, forcing it to abort the lane change." The Delphi car "took appropriate action," Absmeier told Reuters, and both cars emerged without a scratch.
In a way, the near miss was a big win. As CNET senior editor Jeff Bakalar put it, "There was no collision right? So the story is that everyone's fine." Crash avoidance in both cars worked.
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