Google self-driving car involved in first injury accident - The Financial Express

Google self-driving car involved in first injury accident

Google self-driving cars involved in an injury accident for the first time.

By: | Updated: March 21, 2016 12:27 PM

Google self driving cars

Google Inc has pioneered self-driving technology. It says that in six years of testing, its cars have been hit 14 times. (AP)

Google self-driving cars has been involved in an injury accident for the first time.

The tech giant disclosed yesterday that one of its SUVs was rear-ended in its home city of Mountain View, and the three people on board complained of minor whiplash. All were released from the hospital soon after the July 1 collision.

In California, a person must be behind the wheel of a self-driving car prototype being tested on public roads. There were also two passengers.

According to Google, its SUV was stopped near an intersection when another car hit it at about 17 mph. On-board sensors showed the other car did not brake.

Google Inc has pioneered self-driving technology. It says that in six years of testing, its cars have been hit 14 times.

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