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Google self-driving vehicles have racked up more than 1M miles driven

Google self-driving vehicles are racking up miles driven on the road

Michael Hatamoto | Jun 4, 2015 at 02:17 pm CDT (0 mins, 57 secs reading time)

The Google self-driving car project recently reached a major milestone, topping 1 million miles driven - interacting with 200,000 stop signs, 600,000 traffic lights, and seeing 180 million vehicles on the road. More Google self-driving vehicles are hitting the road this summer, as Google looks to accelerate autonomous vehicle technology.

Google self-driving vehicles have racked up more than 1M miles driven | TweakTown.com

In 2009, Larry Page challenged the team to reach 100,000 miles on public roads, a figure that was significantly higher than any other self-driving platform at the time. In addition, 10 sets of 100 interesting miles should be driven, such as the Golden Gate Bridge, Lombard Street in San Francisco, and other famous Bay Area landmarks.

"We met those early goals, but it was hard to imagine we'd ever cruise the boulevards of Mountain View, California, as smoothly as we do today," according to the Google autonomous vehicle research team. We're taking this million mile milestone as further proof that fully self-driving vehicles will become a reality, and we're looking forward to finding out where the next million miles will take us."

Last month, Google said its self-driving cars have been involved in 11 accidents - but human drivers of other vehicles were at fault in each incident.

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