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Apple Records First-Ever Accident In Self-Driving Car Program

Apple’s self-driving car program has reported its first-ever accident, according to a filing to the state’s DMV. No injuries were reported. AppleInsider reports: A test car was rear-ended by a Nissan Leaf while merging onto an expressway, Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman said on Twitter. The Apple vehicle suffered “moderate” damage. Details are still forthcoming, so it’s unclear if the fault was with the Nissan driver, Apple’s hardware and software, or some combination of the two. In an update, AppleInsider provided the following information: “The Apple vehicle, a Lexus SUV, was merging onto the Lawrence Expressway in California’s Bay Area on Aug. 24, Gurman later wrote, citing a filing by Apple’s Steve Kenner with the Department of Motor Vehicles. The Leaf was moving at just 15 miles per hour, but was also damaged.”


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