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Self-Driving Car from Alphabet's Waymo Involved in Collision

Self-Driving Car from Alphabet's Waymo Involved in Collision

However, the information on what actions the Waymo minivan took after the sedan chose to swerved for avoiding another collision.

As per the statement of the police regarding the investigation, they said, " We are now investigating a minor injury collision involving two vehicles, one of which is a Waymo autonomous vehicle. The Honda went into opposing traffic lanes and hit the Waymo auto.

Police say the vehicle was in autonomous mode but there was an occupant in the driver's seat who suffered minor injuries.

On Friday afternoon around noon, a Honda Sedan was travelling eastbound on Chandler Blvd. which had to swerve to avoid striking a vehicle which was traveling northbound.

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

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

However, the vehicle that was involved in the crash reportedly had a driver behind the wheel at the time. According to the police, there are some minors injuries to the drivers of both the vehicles without any serious impact.

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Accidents involving self-driving vehicles have raised questions over whether the technology is ready for testing with the public.

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

Google faces a huge criticism after its autonomous vehicle crashes into a Honda city in Chandler, Arizona.

"The Waymo vehicle is not the violator vehicle".

Two months ago, an Uber autonomous vehicle struck and killed a pedestrian in Tempe.

Authorities are still investigating that crash, but not long after, Arizona's governor suspended Uber's self-driving vehicle testing in the state.

So far, Waymo hasn't commented on the crash.


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