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The first public crash of an autonomous, Google robot car.

 
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The first public crash of an autonomous, Google robot car.
an astute observer was driving in Mountain View, Calif., when he came across a multiple car fender-bender. According to later reports, a Toyota Prius had hit a Prius, and that Prius hit an Accord, which hit an Accord, which hit a Prius.

Being astute, this observer recognized one of the cars and snapped a picture with his cell phone. He then sent the picture to Jalopnik, an automobile blog, where he or she remained anonymous.

The reason the photograph was notable?

Google's Robot Prius

The first Prius was Google’s self-driving automobile. Hence, the picture was thought to be a piece of history: the first public crash of an autonomous, robot caR..

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Re: The first public crash of an autonomous, Google robot car.
Crammed full of techno wizardry, like laser range finders and sensors to ‘see’ the road around them, the electronics had steered through traffic jams and crowded city streets without any intervention from a driver.

Then human error was introduced as an unnamed culprit took over and a Toyota Prius, a Honda Accord and an unnamed third car were in a collision.

Presumably Google has car insurance in place for the vehicles – but this begs the question of who is at fault when driverless cars crash?

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