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Apple’s secretive self-driving car programme suffers first reported crash


Among autonomous vehicle accidents reported to the DMV, rear-enders are common, and industry observers have noted these crashes appear to be caused frequently by the robot cars driving in a more hesitant fashion than vehicles driven by humans. — Dreamstime/TNS

Among autonomous vehicle accidents reported to the DMV, rear-enders are common, and industry observers have noted these crashes appear to be caused frequently by the robot cars driving in a more hesitant fashion than vehicles driven by humans. — Dreamstime/TNS

The first rule in Apple's self-driving car program called “Project Titan” is you don't talk about Project Titan. But thanks to California regulations, if a company's autonomous vehicle gets in a crash on a public road in this state, the company must talk about it in a report to the DMV. 

After an accident involving an Apple self-driving SUV on Aug 24 in Sunnyvale, Apple filed such a report, but didn't say much. 

   

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