Apple's autonomous test vehicle caught in the first crash

Last week Apple's autonomous vehicle program continued the first crash.

Nissan Leaf (Nissan Leaf) is attached to the back of Apple's autonomous test car, according to the California State Automobile Federation (AUA) submission document. DMV has authorized the State Autonomous Vehicle Test Program.

The crash occurred just before 3 pm. It was held on August 24th in Santa Clara and is under voluntary testing near Apple's HQ in Cupertino nearby. The crash brought "moderate" damage to the vehicle, but no one was injured.

According to this report, DMV announced on Friday. "While preparing to join the Lawrence Expressway South from Kifer Road, the autonomous mode Apple test vehicle was the rear end.Apple's test vehicle is a 2016 Nissan Leaf appended to Apple's test vehicle about 15 I was traveling at under 1 mph waiting for a safe gap to complete the merging when in contact with mph. Both vehicles were damaged and neither party was reported injured. "

First Apple car crash

This seems to be the first conflict involving one of Apple's test vehicles. But Apple's competitors were not so fortunate in the race for robotic cars. Tesla stopped testing the California autonomous vehicle last year after a fatal crash in Arizona province occurred. Google's test car is involved in about 33 accidents, including serious accidents earlier this year.

DMV has authorized 56 companies to test private cars on the California road. According to the agency, Apple is permitted to test 66 autonomous vehicles within the state. Google has 88 Waymo and 39 Tesla. Apple began testing autonomous vehicles on the California road in 2017.

The company does not officially acknowledge that it is building an autonomous vehicle. However, there are dozens of rumors and reports …

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