Waymo self-driving car crashes in Arizona

Waymo self-driving car crashes in Arizona

Both the Waymo vehicle & the Honda were towed from the scene. The second vehicle has a more pronounced damage to the engine compartment.

Waymo has released a video from the driverless auto involved in a collision in Arizona today, suggesting there was little either the vehicle or the safety driver could have done to avoid the crash.

A police spokesman told ABC15 that he believed it was the first collision involving a Waymo vehicle in Chandler this year. "The Waymo vehicle was rolling, but I don't think it was going very fast", Tyler said.

A self-driving van operated by Waymo - a cousin company to Google under the corporate umbrella of Alphabet - was involved in a crash on Friday in Chandler, Arizona. As the Honda swerved, the vehicle continued eastbound into the westbound lanes of Chandler Blvd. and struck the Waymo Vehicle which was travelling at a slow speed in autonomous mode.

Chandler police said the Waymo van was in autonomous mode with an occupant behind the wheel at the time of the crash.

The incident saw a auto veer across the lanes and into oncoming traffic.

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. "This incident is still under investigation", the statement was given by the local police to the Techcrunch.

This is not the first time an autonomous vehicle is involved in a crash.

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

"The Waymo vehicle is not the violator vehicle". Riders can hail a Waymo autonomous van with the Waymo app.

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