Google Self Driving Car Crashes into Bus


Google self-driving car crashes into a public bus in a minor crash formerly this month, a current filing showed, in what may be the first incident of one of its self-driving cars hitting another vehicle.

Google Self-Drive Car - ComputingCage
Google Self-Drive Car - Computing Cage

In February 23, a report was filed in California controllers that disclosed about Google Self Driving Car. Google said the smash took place in Mountain View, California on February 14 when a self-driving Lexus RX450h required to get around some sandbags in an extensive lane. Such autonomous vehicles still need a lot of very serious research in real time situation.

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Google said in the filing the self-driving vehicle was moving at less than 2 mph, however the bus was traveling at about 15 mph. The vehicle and the test driver "thought the bus would slow or let the Google car to continue," it said.

But 3 seconds later, as the Google car in self-driving mode re-entered the middle of the way, it collide with the side of the bus, causing harm to the left front fireguard, front wheel and a driver side sensor. Nobody was injured.

In a statement to CNBC on Monday, Google confessed partial responsibility for the crash.

"In this incident, we clearly tolerate some responsibility, because if our car hadn't moved there wouldn't have been a crash," the company said. Google added that it has advanced its software in the result of the accident. Yet Google should define driving rules for driver-less vehicles.

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"In the future, our cars will more intensely recognizing buses (and further huge vehicles) are less likely to vintage to us than further types of vehicles, and we hope to handle circumstances like this more elegantly in the future," Google said in a report.

The Mountain View Police Department said that no police report was files before inline that accident.

In December, Google disapproved California for testing the driving systems that would oblige self-drive cars to have a steering wheel, regulator and brake pedals on public roads. An approved driver would need to be prepared to take over if something went wrong.

Google said in November that in six years of its autonomous project, it has been involved in 17 negligible accidents during more than two million miles of self-driving and manual driving both.

"Not a single one was the cause of the accident due to self-driving car," Google said at the time.

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H. Mehar, Studied BS (Hons) in Information Technology, working as team member and article writer, photo editor with ComputingCage since 2015 and also member of Internet Society. Moreover she is handling Google+, Facebook and other important social media and her section is Female Technologies as well.


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