Four out of the 48 self-driving cars on public roads in California have been involved in accidents in the last eight months. Out of these four, three belonged to Google, the fourth to parts supplier Delphi.
Both firms denied any fault with Google stating that accidents had been in the form of rear-end collisions from other drivers. They continued by saying that safety is their highest priority. Since the start of the self-driving programme six years ago, a million miles has been covered without a single accident on both motorways and city roads.
Delphi stated that in regards to the accident involving their model, its vehicle was hit while stationary at a crossroads and was in manual driving mode at the time.