Autonomous Chevrolet Bolt Rear-Ended, However Bolt Found Not At Fault
The first wreck involving an autonomous Chevrolet Bolt has been reported.
The incident occurred back on February 16, but is just now being made public.
The Bolt in question is one of the General Motors’ Cruise Automation car and the accident occurred in San Francisco where testing of these autonomous Bolts has been underway for a couple of months now.
As SF Gate reports:
“The accident, according to a report by the California DMV, which by state law collects accident reports that must be filed when self-driving cars crash, occurred Feb. 16 in the 1100 block of Golden Gate Avenue.”
“As the Bolt slowed, then stopped for blinking yellow lights and a crosswalk at the intersection with Buchanan Street just before 9 a.m., a Toyota Highlander behind it followed suit, according to the report.”
“A Subaru behind the Highlander failed to stop and rammed into the back of the Toyota, which lurched forward into the autonomous Bolt, according to the report.”
The occupants of both the Bolt and Highlander reported no injuries. However, the driver of the Subaru had some knee pain following the collision. All vehicle suffered minor damage.
Hat tip to WR Voltec!
Source: SF Gate