May 22, 2015 at 03:31PM
"[C]hallenging aspect of [self-driving cars] is irrational choices humans make on the road" #readingToday  

Uber and Google are hoping that by removing the human error element, self-driving cars will lower automobile accidents. In the six years that Google's been testing driverless car technology, the company claims its vehicles have been involved in only 11 accidents and only one was caused by the car. According to Chris Urmson, director of Google's self-driving car program, the most challenging aspect of developing this technology is programming these cars to account for the irrational choices and behavior that humans make on the road everyday.

Uber's first autonomous car goes out for a test drive