Autonomous Chevrolet Bolt Rear-Ended, However Bolt Found Not At Fault

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    Autonomous Chevrolet Bolt Rear-Ended, However Bolt Found Not At Fault

    Autonomous Chevrolet Bolt Rear-Ended, However Bolt Found Not At Fault

    Eric Loveday
    Feb 27, 2017

    http://insideevs.com/autonomous-chev...-not-at-fault/

    The first wreck involving an autonomous Chevrolet Bolt has been reported.

    The incident occurred back on February 16, but is just now being made public.

    The Bolt in question is one of the General Motors’ Cruise Automation car and the accident occurred in San Francisco where testing of these autonomous Bolts has been underway for a couple of months now.
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    Re: Autonomous Chevrolet Bolt Rear-Ended, However Bolt Found Not At Fault

    Not surprising. I remember an article from a year or so ago about Google's fleet of self-driving vehicles. They had been involved in a dozen or so accidents, and not one of them was caused by the self-driving cars. The most common (two thirds or so of the accidents) was human drivers rear-ending the self-driving cars.
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    Re: Autonomous Chevrolet Bolt Rear-Ended, However Bolt Found Not At Fault

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    Not surprising. I remember an article from a year or so ago about Google's fleet of self-driving vehicles. They had been involved in a dozen or so accidents, and not one of them was caused by the self-driving cars. The most common (two thirds or so of the accidents) was human drivers rear-ending the self-driving cars.
    This does spark a thought, have any of you ever been in a situation, where because of the way the guy behind you is driving, you give yourself more room in front of you, which allows you an extended warning; tap brakes, slow gradually, etc. so the guy behind you has extra time to pull his head out of his orifice? Or diving onto the shoulder, because the guy can't/isn't stopping. I've done both, not a whole lot, but a lot more than once or twice.

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    Re: Autonomous Chevrolet Bolt Rear-Ended, However Bolt Found Not At Fault

    Aye, there's the rub. With half of local drivers watching the device in front of them, NOT the road or the traffic, and tailgating apparently an inherent part of driver ed., autonomous cars (or people who are paying attention) will see more rear-end jobs.

    Ditto the IA-powered "emergency braking" systems which I would not touch with a 10-foot pole. Until the lab rats incorporate rear cams and automatic evasive steering to the side of the road or other evasive maneuvers designed to avoid the #1 vehicle getting plowed into, this will create as many problems as it solves.
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