A self-driving Waymo minivan being conducted in accordance with its human operator disintegrated in Chandler, Arizona, Friday afternoon, threatening to resurrect tough questions about the security of autonomous engineering and rip the barely-crusted scab off the technology’s honour, which was badly wounded when an Uber self-driving car hit and killed a pedestrian in the same nation simply seven weeks ago. 1
Chandler police report only minor injuries. According to a police statement liberated Saturday, a Honda sedan traveling eastbound registered an intersection on a red light and veered to forestall another vehicle traveling north, veering into the Waymo Chrysler Pacifica’s westbound corridor. The Honda stumbled the Waymo vehicle on its line-up, disabling the the SUV’s female safety driver. Police say the Waymo minivan was not traveling above the 45 mph accelerate restriction. The police eventually quoth the operator of the Honda for a red light abuse. 2
Photos from neighbourhood word terminals demo the Waymo vehicle pushed up against the sidewalk, with extended damage to its front left bumper and wheel. The Honda’s entire front has been crushed in, along with its front passenger entrance. Its airbags appear to have deployed.