Google's Self-Driving Car In Four Vehicle Fender Bender

Did Google's self-driving Prius totally just become self-aware and start attacking humans? It's the Skynets! Nah, turns out that the human required to be inside the vehicle by law was also actually driving at the time.

Google responded that "Safety is our top priority. One of our goals is to prevent fender-benders like this one, which occurred while a person was manually driving the car."

Given that Google successfully lobbied for self-driving cars to be legalised for Nevada highways, perhaps it should invest more research cash into human-facilitated collision detection. Minority Report, here we come! [Jalopnik]

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