March 9, 2016 4:57 pm
Updated: March 9, 2016 5:35 pm

Newly-released video shows Google self-driving car colliding with bus


Newly released video shows the first time a Google self-driving car being tested in public was involved an accident.

The Lexus SUV, outfitted by Google with special sensors, collided with a public bus on Valentine’s Day in Mountain View, California.

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The Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority released the video and post-crash photos this week to The Associated Press under a public records request. It shows the Lexus edging into the path of a Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority bus and hitting its right side. Cameras on the bus recorded the collision.

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Though the bus was going only 15 mph, the impact damaged the side and front of the Lexus.

No one was injured. The car was towed.

A transit agency spokeswoman says the bus driver was not to blame. Google has accepted partial responsibility. It has said other collisions during public testing were caused by other drivers.

© 2016 The Associated Press

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