Google Self Driving Car Meets With Accident; Injuries Reported

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Google autonomous car has met with an accident and has reported its first injury as well. The accident took place in Mountain View, where more than 20 prototypes are being tested in traffic.

The self driving car, a Lexus SUV was rear ended and three Google employees on board the car complained of minor whiplash. They were taken to the hospital, checked and said they were fit to work again.

The driver of the other car that was involved in the accident also complained of neck and back pain.

According to Google, this was the 14th accident in six years and in about 1.9 million miles of testing. This was the first accident that injured people.

According to the company, Google's self driving SUV was going about 15 mph in self-driving mode behind two other cars. As they approached an intersection, the first car slowed to a stop and so did the other two cars, including the self driving car.

Quite immediately, a fourth vehicle rear ended the Google car doing about 17 mph. The on board sensors showed the car behind it did not brake.

The driver of the car that rear ended the Google self driving car complained of minor neck pain, back pain and a damaged front bumper, the Google SUV suffered only a damaged rear bumper.

No case was registered by the Mountain View police.

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Story first published: Friday, July 17, 2015, 17:09 [IST]
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