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A GOOGLE Streetview car has hurtled the wrong way down a road and ended up in a collision with another vehicle.
Reports about the incident, including the accident report, have appeared online, and include comments from the victim of the out of control location charting mobile photobooth.
We have asked Google whether it would like to join the discussion, but it has declined.
A report at the Arkansas Online website says that a young man called Dylan Case, 22, was shaken up after a Google vehicle pulled a U-turn to take itself away from an unfortunate situation that it found itself in and began some sort of hardware synergy experiment.
That situation was a journey down the wrong way on a street, which is something that we are led to believe that even driverless cars will be expected to do. In this instance, though, it was a flesh and blood driver that was in control of the vehicle, and he was Alexander Spurr, 29.
The report said that Spurr, who stayed on the scene, was cited for careless or prohibited driving by the police.
The victim, into whose car Spurr swerved, did not seem to want to let this go. "I was just coming down Cantrell in the far right lane, and the guy just blew right through the stop light and hit me... I spun around into the middle of the road, and I always hold the emergency brake when I'm riding and I had to pull the emergency brake or another truck would have hit me head on," said Case.
"Something better come out of Google's pocket for this."
Google would not talk about this, but it did admit last year that it takes Streetview car prangs seriously. Then, after a Streetview car driver crashed three times and fled the scene, it said that it was investigating. µ
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