MOUNTAIN VIEW (CBS SF) – Google confirmed that one of the company’s self-driving cars was involved in an accident Friday afternoon on city streets in Mountain View.
According to a statement from Google, the self-driving car was northbound on Phyllis Ave., when another vehicle traveling west on El Camino Real, ran a red light and hit the passenger side of Google’s autonomous car.READ MORE: UPDATE: Atmospheric River Crashes Onshore; Flood Warning Issued For Napa, Sonoma Counties
The accident happened at about 1:30 p.m. Mountain View police said there were no injuries.
Cell phone video obtained by KPIX 5 showed the Google car on a flatbed tow truck after the accident with visible damage on the passenger side of the vehicle.READ MORE: Atmospheric River Whipped Winds Roar Through Bay Area; Toppling Dozens Of Drought-Weakened Trees
Police said there was an individual inside the Google car at the time of the accident.
Google later confirmed that the car was “in control” — or, in other words, self-driving mode — when the incident occurred.MORE NEWS: Atmospheric River: PG&E Crews Respond to Widespread Bay Area Outages
Earlier this week, Obama administration officials previewed long-awaited guidance that attempts to bring self-driving cars to the nation’s roadways safely – without creating so many roadblocks that the technology can’t make it to market quickly.