Google Self-Driving Car Gets in Accident

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googleOne of Google’s self-driving car prototypes was involved in a collision while navigating a public road, the company said Thursday. The Lexus SUV prototype was rear-ended in Mountain View, California, on July 1 with three Google employees in the car.

The employees complained of minor whiplash symptoms and were treated at a hospital. The driver of the other car also complained of neck and back pain. More than 20 Google prototypes are being tested on public roads.

The collision was the 14th accident in six years and part of around 1.9 million miles of testing, Google said. In 11 of those 14, the car was rear-ended, according to the company. Read more.

{Andy Heller-Matzav.com Newscenter}

3 COMMENTS

  1. 14 accidents in 1.9M miles of testing, how does that compare to the accident rate of human driven cars? 11 of them rear-enders, isn’t the driver from behind usually considered responsible not to run into a car in front of him?

  2. “One of Google’s self-driving car prototypes was involved in a collision while navigating a public road, the company said Thursday. ”
    Oh so they are training the cars to drive like Californians!

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