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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 was human error
By: Lana Jelic | Technology in Vehicles News | Posted: Sep 27, 2016 12:36 pm

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.




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.



This isn't the first time Google's self-driving car was involved in an accident. Earlier this year Google's self-driving car caused a crash, which was the first and only known incident where Google's autonomous vehicle was the cause of the accident. In their report, Google said that human factor is the cause of 94% of accidents involving autonomous cars.



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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