Well, not exactly. I just thought to use a little sensationalism on a hot and humid Atlanta Friday afternoon. I reality, though, the Google car did collide with another Prius. The article is worth reading because of why they thought the Google Prius may have kissed into another Prius.
This is Google’s first self-driving car crash
Yet Google has never answered the question of who’s ultimately responsible for any accidents that happen while the software controls the vehicle. There’s a driver in all of Google’s tests who can take control, and probably gets the ticket in this case — but Google imagines these vehicles spreading far beyond its corporate campus. Google can’t be hoping to have its software legally blamed for a slice of the traffic crashes that cost more than $160 billion a year in this country. Yet if the operators of Google’s self-driving cars retain all legal responsibility, simply turning the system on would be seen in court as a sign they weren’t paying attention.