A self-driving car being tested by Google hits a municipal bus on a city road in California, a minor accident that seems, to be the first time through one of the tech company’s vehicles caused an accident.
Google’s self-driving car hits municipal bus in California
The collision occurred on Valentine’s Day(Feb 14) and Google reported it to California’s Department of Motor Vehicles in an accident report that the agency posted Monday. The car was moving at 2 mph and the transport at 15 mph. Nobody was harmed.
The report does not address the issue of deficiency. In any case, Google composed that its car was attempting to get around a few sandbags on a road in Mountain View, California when its left front struck the right half of the transport.
The car’s test driver – who under state law must be in the front seat to snatch the wheel when required – thought the transport would yield and do not have control when the impact happened, by a report.
This is the second crash Google has answered to the DMV this year, CBS San Francisco reports. In this way, there have been more than twelve accidents including the company’s self-driving cars. No one harmed in these accidents. In most cases the Google vehicles were back finished or side-swiped by different other cars.
Google has been trying an armada of adjusted SUVs and model cars in the city of Mountain View, close to the company’s Silicon Valley base camp, and also in Austin, Texas, and Kirkland, Washington, as a component of its Self-Driving Car Project. The companys’s objective is for the vehicles to wind up completely self-driving.
“For this situation, we unmistakably bear some obligation, in light of the fact that if our car hadn’t moved there wouldn’t have been a crash,” the company said. Google included that it has refined its software in the repercussions of the accident.
“Starting now and into the foreseeable future, our cars will all the more profoundly understand that transports (and other huge vehicles) are less inclined to respect us than other types of vehicles, and we would like to handle situations like this all the more smoothly later on,” Google said in a statement.