Google says one of its self-driving cars has been involved in an injury accident for the first time—but the driver-less car was not at fault.
A human driver rear-ended one of Google's SUV in Mountain View, and three people on board complained of minor whiplash. All were released from the hospital soon after the July 1 collision.
There was one person behind the wheel of the self-driving vehicle, which is the law in California, and two other passengers rode along.
According to Google, its SUV was stopped near an intersection when another car hit it at about 17 mph. On-board sensors showed the other car did not brake.
Google Inc. has pioneered self-driving technology. It says that in six years of testing, its cars have been hit 14 times.