WOW MOMENT: Apple's own autonomous vehicle got rear-ended earlier this month

Submitted by sladewatkins on Fri, 08/31/2018 - 11:30 pm

It's no secret that Apple is in on trying to make autonomous cars work before Google's Waymo can.

Though, it may be a bit of a bump-​​y ride for one of their vehicles at the moment. One of their cars was involved in an accident last week.

This is what the statement read:

On August 24th at 2:58 p.m., an Apple vehicle in autonomous mode was rear-ended while preparing to merge onto Lawrence Expressway South from Kifer Road. The Apple test vehicle was traveling less than 1 mph waiting for a safe gap to complete the merge when a 2016 Nissan Leaf contacted the Apple test vehicle at approximately 15 mph.

No one was hurt in the accident, though the company must report the incident to the California DMV.

The car is equipped with many cameras and sensors to enable its' autonomous driving featurss, though two drivers must be in the vehicle at all times.

Apple has reportedly 50 vehicles just like this one, out in the world being tested.