Whose fault is this?
The Google car tried to create two lanes of traffic when only one was described by the road.
- This was because of the wierd turn right on red rule, it was probably indicating right.
It then got stuck behind a stationary obstructon - the lane wasn't as wide as it looked.
When traffic started flowing it then went to merge with the traffic as a gap appeared.
The bus driver, in the same lane, drove their bus into the GooCar.
I suggest that the bus driver may have thought the Lexus was parked/parking if the right indicator was still on - else they should not have been trying to pass a vehicle in the same lane. Ideally the Lexus would have been indicating left at this point of course.
There are cars parked along that road in the streetview linked by a previous commentard.
As for their safety record - they have driven far further than the average driver ever will - and each time any one of them encounters an 'interesting' situation they *all* learn from it...
That's far better than the current situation...
After all how many people get killed by drivers each year?
30 thousand a year in the USA, another 2k/year in the UK
That's not a particularly high bar to exceed - and the advantage is that the "drivers" will get better over time, they won't develop sloppy habits, get tired, read an SMS, be cross with the kids in the back. They don't have "blind spots", they don't have tempers, they don't start sneezing.