-- Apple Inc. disclosed in a filing with
the California Department of Motor Vehicles that one of its
autonomous test vehicles was involved in a crash.
is the first time a collision involving an Apple autonomous vehicle
has been reported by the California DMV. The car, a Lexus SUV in
self-driving mode, was rear-ended by another vehicle when it was
preparing to merge onto a highway in the Bay Area called the
Lawrence Expressway, according to the report. Both vehicles
sustained damage but no injuries were reported, the filing added.
the afternoon of Aug. 24, Apple’s car was traveling at less than 1
mile per hour, while the car that rear-ended it, a Nissan Leaf, was
moving at about 15 miles per hour, according to the report, which
was filed by Steve Kenner, who works on Apple’s driverless tech
Lawrence Expressway is a multilane highway that runs north to south
through Silicon Valley. It is notoriously congested, making merging
into traffic particularly challenging.