Apple’s first self-driving car accident: human error

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Apples_-first-_self-driving_-car_-accident_-human_-error-300x169 Apple's first self-driving car accident: human errorSelf-driving cars are up against the trend slowly gaining crowd buzz with the main concern on the safety concerns are still under surveillance. after googles trials now, Apple’s up with its first self-driving car that tracks a trend on self-driving cars that are rear-ended but unfortunately failed. Following up this the Experts hypothesize the reason being that the cars’ AI may more cautious than humans, behave slightly differently pertaining to some aspects.
To brief it up, Lexus RX450h SUV was equipped with Apple’s sensors and hardware. Then it was travelling at a speed of 1mph later was rear-ended by a human-driven Nissan Leaf travelling at 15mph respectively. Luckily one was hurt physically but both cars sustained minor damages because of the accident. The incident had taken place at 3 pm last Monday in Sunnyvale California when Apple’s vehicle was on its attempt to merge onto the congested Lawrence Expressway in South from Kifer Road. The climate during which was sunny and ideal for a drive according to the analysis. The accident was attributed to human error, in a string of self-driving cars being at the rear. Google’s offshoot Waymo is also seen prone to such problems and being rear-ended during the merge has seemed to be a regular problem in all such cases.
Experts have hypothesized so because self-driving cars are usually programmed to be more cautious than human-driven with behaviour being slightly different. Distracted human anticipates more aggressive behaviour PERTAINING to travel faster than they usually do. Let’s take it that perhaps self-driving cars will be soon programmed to act more human-like to avoid this problem.
With Apple’s Lexus being one of their 66 self-driving vehicles on the road, it forms a part to their long rumoured – the Project Titan. While being very secretive about its tasks, it aims to either manufacture self-driving cars for Apple or in developing an add-on pack for standard car manufacturers for their lineup.
Figures still being unknown, yet confirmed the partnership with Volkswagen (transform the Volkswagen’s T6 vans into self-driving shuttles) for Apple employees at Cupertino. That project is scheduled to be completed by the year-end, with rumours extend it to 2019 to require a backup driver in the front seat.