Google says one of its self-driving cars has been involved in an injury accident for the first time—but the driver-less car was not at fault.
A human driver rear-ended one of Google's SUV in Mountain View, and three people on board complained of minor whiplash. All were released from the hospital soon after the July 1 collision.
There was one person behind the wheel of the self-driving vehicle, which is the law in California, and two other passengers rode along.
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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.