Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOGL) Google autonomous car has allegedly been involved in an accident the individual that was present in the car, was admitted to thehospital, although there are rumors, that there are no severe injuries.
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Accident reports involving Google autonomous car
Although, there was a media report that detailed the incident of the Google accident. Google recently released their own information, of the event that occurred on September 23. This accident took place in Mountain View, California.
According to the report issued by Google, the model car involved was the Lexus-self-driving car. The Google autonomous car was going through a green robot, when the technology embedded in the car sensed another vehicle coming, which the software predicted, would skip the red light.
Following through with the data, the Google car began applying brakes on its own, this is when the driver switched the car into manual mode, however, he was too late.
Indeed, another vehicle, travelling at approximately 30 miles per hour, skipped the red robot and essentially T-boned the Google car. According to the report issued by Google, at the time of the collision, the Google car was travelling at 22 Mph. Furthermore, the report indicated that both parties sustained sustainable vehicle damage.
In response to this accident, Google released a statement “Human error plays a role in 94 percent of these crashes, which is why we’re developing fully self-driving technology to make our roads safer”.
Further incidents that Google has been involved in
This is not the first ever Google self-autonomous vehicle collision incident that has occurred, previous to this in September 2015. A Google Lexus-model self-driving vehicle collided with a bus when attempting to re-enter the center of the lane.
The individual driving the car at the present time stated that he believed, as did the technology of the car, that the bus would either slow down or stop, which would have left plenty space for the vehicle to move into the center of the lane.
Although Google Autonomous cars have come quite a far way in terms of development, there is still speculation to how Google will commercialize this technology safely on public roads.
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