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Apple Inc’s Self- Driven Car Encounters Its First Accident

The self-driving cars, touted as the best bet for safe future travel, however, have been involved in some fatal accidents.

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An Apple store in Woodbridge, Virginia. (VOA)

One of Apple’s self-driving vehicles was involved in an accident during the test drive in US’ California, and sustained moderate damage in the crash, the media reported.

Apple’s autonomous car got into its very first crash one week ago in Sunnyvale, according to a report filed by Apple with the California Department of Motor Vehicles this week, The Verge reported on Friday.

However, it does not appear that Apple was at fault for the collision as the software was intact.

Apple is currently testing number of Lexus SUVs in California.

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Apple Car: Apple’s vehicle project, focused on building an autonomous driving system.. Pixabay

According to the accident details, the vehicle in question was in autonomous mode at the time.

The Apple car carrying special equipment and sensors was hit by a Nissan car from behind.

Both cars sustained damage but neither car’s passengers received any injuries, the report said.

Apple has a fleet of nearly 45 test self-driving vehicles in California.

The company has also partnered with Volkswagen to help create a fleet of self-driving employee shuttles for its Cupertino campus.

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The self-driving cars, touted as the best bet for safe future travel, however, have been involved in some fatal accidents. On March 18, an Arizona woman was killed by an Uber self-driving car.

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Five days later, the occupant of a Tesla Model X died after the vehicle hit a highway barrier in California and caught fire.

In 2016, the occupant of a Tesla running on its autopilot system in Florida was killed in a collision with a truck the Tesla car failed to spot. (IANS)

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Xiaomi Patents a New Large-Display Foldabe Smartphone Like Motorola Razr

The patent seems to have been submitted on August 20 and was approved and published last week

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Xiaomi is expected to release the foldable phone by the end of 2019. Wikimedia Commons

Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi has patented a new large-display smartphone which folds in half in the middle like Moto Razr, protecting the screen as a result.

China’s National Intellectual Property Administration website shows it’s granted Xiaomi’s new foldable design patent, which was filed in August.

Unlike the Moto Razr, Xiaomi’s new foldable smartphone patent shows a pop-up selfie camera, LetsGoDigital reported recently.

It is not Xiaomi’s first foldable design. Recently, the company patented a foldable smartphone with five pop-up camera setup.

According to the patent, this foldable phone has an outward-folding screen and depending on how a user holds it, the five cameras can either be rear cameras or front-facing cameras.

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Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi has patented a new large-display smartphone which folds in half in the middle like Moto Razr, protecting the screen as a result. IANS

The sketches of the device suggest that it will have a really thin bezels and no display notch. The patent seems to have been submitted on August 20 and was approved and published last week.

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Xiaomi is expected to release the foldable phone by the end of 2019. (IANS)