Google’s Chris Urmson explains self-driving car crash

RoadshowAuto TechGoogle’s Chris Urmson explains self-driving car crashChris Urmson took the stage at SXSW to talk about Google’s self-driving car project. Screenshot by Wayne Cunningham/Roadshow Taking the stage at Austin’s SXSW festival, Chris Urmson, director of Google’s self-driving car project, explained precisely what happened during a recent collision between a self-driving car and a bus. He talked further about the progress of self-driving car technology and how even that incident was a crucial learning experience for the technology.The collision occurred on February 14 between a Lexus RX 450h which Google had modified with sensors and controls to enable self-driving, and a city bus in Mountain View, California. The low-speed collision resulted in minor damage to both bus and car, but no injuries. The collision was the first caused by one…


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