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Apple’s self-driving car rear-ended

by on04 September 2018

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Apple’s self-driving car was rear-ended while merging onto an expressway near the company’s Silicon Valley headquarters this month.

The fruity cargo cult reported the prang and the situation gave the Tame Apple Press much cheer. It was not that the car suffered an accident, it was just that it was proof that the iPhone maker was still testing self-driving cars.

Apparently in 24 August one of Apple’s Lexus RX 450h self-driving test vehicles in “autonomous mode” was merging south on the Lawrence Expressway in Sunnyvale, California at less than a mile per hour when it was rear-ended by a 2016 Nissan Leaf going about 15 miles per hour.

The accident happened at about 3PM as the Apple vehicle had slowed and was waiting for a safe gap in traffic to complete the merge, the report said.

Both vehicles sustained damage but there were no injuries, the report said.

The California DMV said it has received it has received 95 autonomous vehicle collision reports as of Aug. 31. Dozens of companies have received permits to test self-driving vehicles on California roads, but those permits require the presence of a human safety driver.

Last modified on 04 September 2018
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