Remember that crash we talked about last week involving one of Google’s driverless cars out in California? A quick refresher: The car was driving in Mountain View, California on Valentines day when it was attempting to avoid some sandbags that were blocking its path in a turning lane. The car stopped to allow some traffic to pass, and when a gap in traffic presented itself, the car began to maneuver around the obstacle. However, it incorrectly assumed that an oncoming bus would slow down to allow it to merge into the flow of traffic, and the two vehicles hit each other.
The accident occurred at a low rate of speed, and no one was hurt in the incident. But it did do some damage to the Google Lexus and raised many questions about just how viable the tech is. I gave my take on the matter:
The Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority made available to the Associated Press its in-bus recordings, which you can view here. But now, Consumer Watchdog—a nonprofit, nonpartisan public interest group—is demanding that Google release its own video of the incident.