Google described all of the accidents as minor, saying no injuries were reported. The company said Friday, as it has in the past, that its cars were not to blame for any of the accidents.
The advocacy group Consumer Watchdog has pushed Google to release the accident reports, and The Associated Press has asked Google and the California Department of Motor Vehicles for the reports. Both have refused, citing privacy concerns.
The Mountain View, California-based company says the cars have driven about 1 million miles in autonomous mode since 2009, and Google’s drivers have been in control for 800,000 additional miles.