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September 17, 2018

Koopman on self-driving car accidents

Apple’s first ever self-driving car crash occurred in Sunnyvale, CA, when a human-driven Nissan Leaf rear-ended the self-driving car. This accident is just one of several involving a human driver rear-ending a stationary or slow-moving self-driving car. ECE’s Philip Koopmanexplained that a possible reason was that the cars and humans drive in different ways. “If they don’t drive the same way that people do, people’s expectations of the vehicles would be incorrect.” Koopman was also quoted about the crash on KPIX Channel 5 in the Bay Area. Read the article.