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A video was just released a few hours ago of one of Google's self-driving car colliding with a bus. The incident actually happened on Valentine's Day, 2016 in Silicon Valley's Mountain View.
The dash-cam footage is from the bus that was hit by the self-driving car, which was released by The Santa Clara Valley transportation authority. In the footage, you can see the white car on the right side, rolling to the left. The car may have overestimated its timing, because it tried to get ahead the bus far too late, bouncing off the side of the bus.
According to the Telegraph, this is the first time one of the cars has caused an accident in public. Google has submitted an accident report to the California department of motor vehicles. Thankfully, nobody was hurt.
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@Shiskra from the other articles I've read, this is the first accident that the self-driving car has caused. However, there has been other accidents with self-driving cars -- but the human driver was at fault.
2 years ago·Reply
I knew about those. but to take the vehicle without human interference only causing one accident when it is taking into account the uncertainty of the human drivers around it is just amazing.
2 years ago·Reply
@Shiskra it definitely is! I really want a self-driving car. It seems more safe, and convenient. It's like having a personal driver.
2 years ago·Reply
I can't even remember that last time I just rode in a car without driving.
2 years ago·Reply
Honestly I'd love a car that drives me places XD drivers around here terrify me
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