Google Self-Driving Car Might Have Caused First Crash In Autonomous Mode

An anonymous reader writes: While driving in autonomous mode, a Google self-driving car was involved in an accident with a public bus in California on Valentine’s Day, according to an accident report filed with the California DMV.The accident report, signed by Chris Urmson, says the Google self-driving car was trying to get around some sandbags on a street when its left front struck the bus’ right side. The car was going 2 mph, while the bus was going 15 mph.Google said its car’s safety driver thought the bus would yield. No injuries were reported.If it’s determined the Google self-driving car was at fault, it would be the first time one of its cars caused an accident while in autonomous mode.

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