An self-driving vehicle Apple is testing was involved in an accident on the road.
The autonomous vehicle, a Lexus SUV, was part of an accident that happened in California on August 24th.
Apple is required to disclose self-driving vehicle collisions and crashes to the California DMV - the information was published on the DMV's site. According to the details, the car was in a self-driving mode at the time and took moderate damage in the crash. It does not appear that Apple is at fault for the accident, however. No one was hurt in the incident, or sustained any injuries.
On August 24th at 2:58 p.m., an Apple vehicle in autonomous mode was rear-ended while preparing to merge onto Lawrence Expressway South from Kifer Road. The Apple test vehicle was traveling less than 1 mph waiting for a safe gap to complete the merge when a 2016 Nissan Leaf contacted the Apple test vehicle at approximately 15 mph. Both vehicles sustained damage and no injuries were reported by either party.
The self-driving software has been in testing since early 2017, but this is the first time a vehicle from Apple has crashed. Apple is currently testing its software in 60 cars, and each car has a pair of drivers and many sensors on.
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