Google’s self-driving car killed itself after trying to navigate the Coventry ring road, inquest hears
The car, which was found engulfed in flames on a section of the A4053 last month, was considered technically sound – but engineers found that it had chosen to end its life instead of facing another endless grey lap around the Coventry ring road.
“It makes perfect sense really,” said a spokesman for Google.
Google plans to further test the suicidal nature of the self-driving cars by running a number of tests on the ring roads of Stoke-on-Trent, Derby and Redditch.
“Given the nature of roads across the UK, motorists should expect to see a lot more of the melted remains of our cars getting scraped off the tarmac this summer.”