Senator Gary Peters (D-MI) thinks self-driving vehicles would be better tested in a controlled environment, such as a race track instead of public roads.
"It is an incredibly hazardous environment to be out on the streets," Sen. Peters said while speaking at an opening of the University of Michigan Mcity track. Even though Michigan still hasn't approved self-driving vehicles on public roads - which is scheduled to begin in 2016 - it looks like Peters isn't a fan.
Google self-driving vehicles have been involved in a number of auto accidents, though the autonomous vehicles acted accordingly - and human drivers were at fault in each incident.
"Our self-driving cars are being hit surprisingly often by other drivers who are distracted and not paying attention to the road," said Chris Urmson, director of the self-driving car project at Google, in a recent blog post. "The clear theme is human error and inattention" was to blame.
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