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News Story
3/1/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
Google is blaming a “tricky set of circumstances” for what’s believed to be the first accident caused by one of its self-driving cars. The accident took place on February 14 and involved a self-driving Lexus and a public transit bus in Mountain View, Calif. According to Google, the self-driving Lexus was preparing to make a right...
News Story
3/1/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
The technology company's self-driving car program was involved in its first real collision last month, after one of the autonomous vehicles began to change lanes and collided with a municipal bus. Google said it would take “some responsibility” for a minor collision in February involving one of its driverless cars and a...
News Story
3/1/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
MOUNTAIN VIEW -- A Google self-driving car has for the first time caused a crash, pulling into traffic and sideswiping a public bus. No one was injured in the minor fender bender, but Google has adjusted the software for its fleet of autonomous cars to avoid future mishaps. Still, the incident underscored that Google's cars are a work in...
News Story
3/1/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
After a collision, firm refines software on its autonomous vehicles to better 'understand' public transportation. When it comes to hair-raising traffic duels, most California motorists know better than to play chicken with a hulking passenger bus. This, however, is not a concept widely understood by Google's fleet of fearless...
News Release
2/29/2016
Posted by John M. Simpson
SANTA MONICA, CA – A Valentine’s Day crash in which a self-driving Google robot car sideswiped a bus demonstrates the need for a police investigation and the release of technical data and video associated with the crash, Consumer Watchdog said today. Google’s account of the crash was posted on the California Department of Motor...
News Story
2/29/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
Google on Monday said that its self-driving car bore some of the blame in a recent fender-bender after making the kind of assumption a human might have made. A Lexus car converted into an autonomous vehicle by the Internet company had a low-speed collision with a transit bus on February 14 in what marked the first time that Google laid some of the...
News Story
2/29/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
When it comes to hair-raising traffic duels, most California motorists know better than to play chicken with a hulking passenger bus. This, however, is not a concept widely understood by Google's fleet of fearless autonomous cars. Following a Valentine's Day collision between a bus and an autonomous car in Silicon Valley, Google engineers...
News Story
2/29/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
LOS ANGELES — A self-driving car being tested by Google struck a public bus on a Silicon Valley street, a fender-bender that appears to be the first time one of the tech company's vehicles caused a crash during testing. Google accepted at least some responsibility for the collision, which occurred on Valentine's Day when one of the...
News Story
2/29/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
Alphabet Inc's Google said on Monday it bears "some responsibility" after one of its self-driving cars struck a municipal bus in a minor crash earlier this month. The crash may be the first case of one of its autonomous cars hitting another vehicle and the fault of the self-driving car. The Mountain View, California-based Internet...
News Story
2/29/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
A self-driving Google SUV and a Santa Clara Valley Transit Authority bus with a human at the controls smacked into each other on Valentine’s Day in Mountain View, according to a report released Monday by the state Department of Motor Vehicles. No one was injured in the collision, the report said, though each vehicle suffered some damage. The...