Phoenix, Arizona will be the fourth US location for Google's trials
Google self-driving cars are on their way to Arizona in order to test road conditions: Google’s head of business operations stated that Arizona was attractive for its unique desert conditions and to see how exactly self-driving cars would handle the extreme temperatures.
Testing self-driving cars in challenging conditions is key to making sure the vehicles safely operate.
Earlier this year, Google sideswiped a bus in which they took partial responsibility. Google’s vehicles have been involved in a number of accidents but the data showed that the other drivers were at fault.
What do you think? Does it bother you that one of Google’s cars caused an accident, but that Google only admitted “partial responsibility”?
Next question: If these cars become street legal, and one causes an accident, who is to blame?
The driver? Google? Someone else?
At minimum, this issue must be spelled out in the laws of each state before any driver-less car is legal on the public roadway.