Less than two months after a self-driving Uber impressed and killed a pedestrian, police in Arizona are analyse another autonomous vehicle disintegrate, this time involving a vehicle is used by Google-owned Waymo.
Chandler Police say the accident happened around noon Friday, when a driver leader eastbound in a Honda sedan swerved to forestall a vehicle and drove into the westbound thoroughfares of Chandler Blvd ., where it struck the Waymo minivan. The Waymo was reportedly walking at a slow acceleration and in autonomous mode with an inmate in the driver’s seat.
Chandler Police say injuries were minor and that both the Waymo and Honda were towed from the scene. The incident is still under investigation.
This comes after the status of women, Elain Herzberg, was fatally hit by an Uber vehicle that was in autonomous mode in Tempe, Arizona in March 2018.
Uber reconciled with Herzberg’s family for an undisclosed sum, but was suspended from experimenting its self-driving cars in the country as a probe into the accident continues.