About a month and a half after the first occurrence, we already have the second record of accident involving one of Apple autonomous test vehicles Only this time, the circumstances are different.
The collision occurred on the last 15th (Monday) in the city of Sunnyvalein California very close to Cupertino and Apple Park, incidentally. The Lexus RX450H equipped with Ma's special system was in manual mode (that is, being guided by the driver) when, when turning left in a double convert lane, it was hit on the side by a Toyota Camry at about 25km / h.
No one was injured and Ma's car suffered minor damage; the driver of the other vehicle (who was apparently to blame for the accident) left the scene without exchanging information with the Apple employee. The information, as an obligation of companies that test autonomous systems for cars, was published today in the DMV records (Department of Motor Vehicles, similar to our Californian Detran).
As the collision happened while the vehicle was in manual mode and the fault of the accident was the driver of the other car, certainly the occurrence will not cause any harm to the tests of Ma. We, of course, will wait to see when such tests will translate into a product or service, whatever the type. What are your opinions?