Google Says Its Self-Driving Car Caused A Crash For The First Time
Google says its autonomous car is at fault in a collision with a public transit bus in California.By Ben Lawson | March 1, 2016
For the first time, Google is admitting one of its self-driving cars should take at least some of the blame in a crash.
The accident occurred last month while Google's car, a Lexus SUV, was trying to navigate around some sandbags while in autonomous mode. A public transit bus was approaching from behind, but Google's vehicle anticipated the bus would yield or stop as the SUV moved around the bags.
According to a report released by the California Department of Motor Vehicles, the autonomous car was traveling about 2 miles per hour and the bus was moving about 15 miles per hour when Google's car hit the side of the bus.