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Another stupid human crashes Google's self-driving party

This isn't the first time Google's self-driving car was involved in an accident, but once again...it was human error

By Lana Jelic on Sep 27, 2016 at 07:36 am CDT - 0 mins, 37 secs reading time

Google's self-driving car was involved in yet another accident and this one was the worst so far. The autonomous Lexus sustained major damage in an accident involving a commercial van.

Another stupid human crashes Google's self-driving party | TweakTown.com

According to the report, the van driver ran a red light and collided with the modified Lexus SUV. The van hit the passenger side of the door and damaged it heavily but no one was hurt. The accident occurred in Mountain View and Lexus had to be towed from the scene.

Google gave a statement to 9to5Google in which they stated that "the red light running is the leading cause of urban crashes in the U.S." and their goal is to make the roads safer by developing fully self-driving technology.

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Lana has a passion for technology and science. She spends her time looking for the latest and most interesting technology and science news. Her passion is in gadgets, wearables, and other cool and interesting applications of technology or science. She also spends her free time gaming in MMOs like World of Warcraft. She has prior experience covering technology for publications and breaking news. If she’s not doing either, you might just find her exploring the metaverse in VR. Lana wants to expand TweakTown’s coverage of mobile, wearables and gadgets while also bringing her experience with science and general tech to TweakTown. Her area of coverage is around science, technology, smartphones, wearables, and general neat gadgets. She hopes to one day be able to drive around in her self-driving car while she schedules an appointment for a SpaceX trip to the moon on her smartwatch.

NEWS SOURCE:9to5google.com

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