The crash felt around the world
The Octane Lounge Jan 4, 2016


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It was bound to happen. For the first time, an autonomous/self-driving car was at fault in a collision in Northern California. It wasn’t a big impact but it ultimately might have big repercussions. The incident occurred in the Silicon Valley town of Mountain View, Calif., on Feb. 14, and as accidents go, it was about as minor as it gets. According to a report filed with the state of California, the mishap involved a Google self-driving Lexus 450h hybrid and a public-transit bus. The Lexus had a driver, but the tall wagon was in autonomous mode when the incident occurred.

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