The Uber self-driving program has had its first accident in California since regaining permission to experiment on the roads – and for a change, it wasn’t Uber’s fault.
According to an accident report [PDF] filed with the San Francisco Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), the Uber car – a Volvo XC90 – was waiting to turn right across a busy road in the Inner Richmond district in San Francisco when it was hit from behind.
The Uber vehicle had stopped on Geary Boulevard to turn onto 3rd Street and was waiting for pedestrians to cross – a common event in bustling San Francisco. The Uber operator had even disengaged the self-driving system (presumably to avoid the risk of running down people) when a Toyota Tacoma rear-ended it.
originally posted by –https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/08/29/uber_selfdriving_car_rearended/