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Google and Delphi's self-driving cars have near miss

Are driverless cars really safe?

A near miss occurred on a California road between two driverless cars this week, according to a Reuters report.

The self-driving prototype cars involved in the incident were operated by Google and by Delphi Automotive.

Google has driven more than a million miles in these vehicles since 2009 and had finally hit the streets of California this week.

A Google self-driving car at their company's headquarters in Mountain View, California.
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The tech giant said it would give monthly updates of accidents. According to the May accident report, its automated cars have been involved in 12 accidents since 2009.

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The company said none of these accidents were caused by car. The California Department of Motor Vehicles also says in all cases, the self-driving cars were not at fault.