Self-driving Waymo minivan involved in crash in Arizona

06 May, 2018, 03:12 | Author: Kristi Owen
  • Self-driving car crash in Arizona: Waymo car involved in Chandler crash

However, in only one incident so far was a Waymo vehicle said to be at fault: A Waymo vehicle was traveling at 2 miles per hour in Mountain View, California, when it hit the side of a public bus. The second auto has a more pronounced damage to the engine compartment.

- Matt Jaffee (@mattjaffee) May 4, 2018p "We are now investigating a minor injury collision involving two vehicles, one of which is a Waymo autonomous vehicle". Police are investigating the accident, per that report.

A self-driving SUV operated by Waymo was involved in a collision in Chandler, Arizona, authorities said in a statement Friday. When it swerved, it entered the westbound lanes and struck the oncoming Waymo van.

"The Waymo vehicle was not the violator vehicle [and] was in autonomous mode with an occupant behind the wheel at the time of the collision", police told the network.

Tyler said that an eastbound vehicle swerved in the intersection to avoid a northbound auto, traveling into the westbound lanes, where the driver struck the Waymo minivan.


Chandler Police Department spokesperson Seth Tyler said this collision is the first accident involving a Waymo vehicle in Chandler this year, according to ABC New 15. Supposedly, what followed was that the driver of the eastbound vehicle swerved into the opposite lane to avoid a collision with another auto and consequently hit the Waymo van.

Right now: Pretty gnarly crash with an @Waymo van in Chandler, AZ.

This is the second known self-driving auto crash in the Phoenix area in the past two months.

The accident occurred less than two months after a self-driving Uber SUV struck and killed a pedestrian in nearby Tempe. A Waymo employee would be in the vehicle, but in the back seat.

Waymo is the self-driving technology arm of Google and has been testing its autonomous cars for quite some time. Riders can hail a Waymo autonomous van with the Waymo app.

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