Google says one of its self-driving car prototypes has been involved in an injury-causing accident for the first time.
In the collision, a Lexus SUV that the tech giant had outfitted with sensors and cameras was rear-ended in Google’s home city of Mountain View, California, where more than 20 prototypes have been self-manoeuvring through traffic.
The three Google employees on board complained of minor whiplash, were checked out in hospital and cleared to go back to work following the July 1 collision, Google said. The driver of the other car also complained of neck and back pain.
Source: Google’s self-driving car is involved in its first injury-causing accident – but it was a human’s fault!