Google’s self-driving car killed itself after trying to navigate the Coventry ring road, inquest hears

An inquest into the death of one of Google’s self-driving cars has ruled a verdict of suicide after hearing how the vehicle became ‘hopelessly trapped inside the perpetual ring of concrete that surrounds Coventry’.

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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.