Waymo self-driving vehicle involved in accident in Chandler

Waymo self-driving vehicle involved in accident in Chandler

Waymo self-driving vehicle involved in accident in Chandler

It released a video of the moments before the collision.

- 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". In the process, the Honda crossed to the side of the road with traffic running in the opposite direction, and plowed into Waymo's test van.

According to the police, injuries were minor and both the Waymo and the Honda were towed from the scene.

"Today while testing our self-driving vehicle in Chandler, Arizona, another auto traveling in an oncoming lane swerved across the median and struck our minivan", Waymo said in a statement to SlashGear.

The driver behind the wheel of the Waymo minivan sustained minor injuries, Tyler said, but he could not confirm whether the other driver had injuries.

It's not clear which human driver was at fault, but forthcoming video from the Waymo vehicle will likely reveal more.

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Early reports were that the Waymo Chrysler was in autonomous mode, but Waymo and police later said it was in manual mode.

Though Waymo had said that thorough checking and testing of the vehicles without any safety drivers in Arizona, this vehicle was not one of those.

The latest crash of the Waymo self-driving auto is a reminder that the autonomous technology is still in its early stage.

Waymo is a self-driving firm linked to the parent company of Google.

Waymo did not immediately respond to Newsweek's request for comment. "& struck the Waymo vehicle, which was traveling at a slow speed and in autonomous mode", the local authorities detailed.

On March 18 a self-driving Uber hit and killed a woman walking her bike across the street in a world first. After the incident, Uber stopped its self-driving auto testing across the United States.

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