Apple Self-Driving Car In Accident

Automotive

Published on September 6th, 2018 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez

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Apple Self-Driving Car In Accident

It seems that Apple management have bitten more than they can chew in the self driving car game. A self-driving car with robotic car software from Apple has been hit by another car while traveling in Silicon Valley. It is the first accident report from the test program of the iPhone selling tech giant. According to the report to the California Department of Transportation, the Apple car moved at a walking pace to turn onto a highway as the other vehicle hit the rear at a speed of about 24 kilometers per hour. Nobody was hurt.

Apple reportedly first worked on its own car, but then turned to the development of technology for autonomous driving around. So far nothing has become known about the state of the program.

In California, 60 companies have already obtained a license to test self-driving vehicles, including the major German auto companies. The providers are obliged to report any accidents. This also makes it known that robot cars are relatively often approached by human drivers from behind. This also happened repeatedly with vehicles from Google’s sister company Waymo. Waymo intends to launch a first commercial taxi service with robot cars in neighboring Arizona by the end of the year.


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