26 Sep '16, 6pm

Google Self-Driving Lexus SUV Side Struck in California Without Injuries

Google Self-Driving Lexus SUV Side Struck in California Without Injuries

Google’s self-driving car project took its worst vehicle crash on Friday, without injuries. A van used by Interstate Batteries ran a red light and side struck a Lexus RX 450h hybrid crossover SUV retrofitted by Google for its self-driving car project. Google employees were riding in the car, and sat “dazed” but uninjured while waiting for a tow truck in Mountain View, Calif. The autonomous test vehicle’s traffic “light was green for at least six seconds before our car entered the intersection,” according to a Google statement. Google’s self-driving cars have been in several crash incidents since the test run started in 2009. Until this latest crash, there had only been a series of slight crashes, usually with the autonomous car’s back-end being hit while slowly turning a corner. SEE ALSO: Google’s Self-driving Cars Learn to Read Cyclists’ Hand Signals Unlike Tesla, now und...

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