Apple's Self-Driving Car Meets First Accident in CaliforniaHot Buzz

September 01, 2018 09:56
Apple's Self-Driving Car Meets First Accident in California

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An Apple Inc self-driving car was involved in an accident during the test drive in California, United States and sustained moderate damage in the crash, the media reported.

According to a report filed by Apple with the California Department of Motor Vehicles this week, Apple's autonomous car got into its very first crash one week ago in Sunnyvale, according to a report filed, The Verge reported on Friday.

However, it does not appear that Apple was at fault for the collision as the software was intact.

Apple is presently testing a number of Lexus SUVs in California.

According to the accident details, the vehicle in question was in autonomous mode at the time.

The Apple car carrying special equipment and sensors was hit by a Nissan car from behind.

The reports said both cars sustained damage but neither car's passengers received any injuries.

Apple has a fleet of nearly 45 test self-driving vehicles in California.

The company has as well partnered with Volkswagen to aid create a swift of self-driving employee shuttles for its Cupertino campus.

The self-driving cars, touted as the best bet for safe future travel, however, have been caught up in some deadly accidents.

The occupant of a Tesla Model X, five days later, died after the vehicle hit a highway barrier in California and caught fire.

In 2016, the occupant of a Tesla running on its autopilot system in Florida was killed in a collision with a truck the Tesla car failed to spot.

Uber also faced a similar incident in March this year, which led to it shutting down the project in Arizona two months after a fatal crash involving one of its vehicles. However, the company claimed at the time that it didn’t abandon its ambitious project completely, it has shut it down in Arizona for now, since all the Volvo cars in the self-driven category have been pulled out of the state.

By Sowmya Sangam

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