UPDATE: Waymo has released the footage of the crash, which was taken by the self-driving car's cameras. The clip shows a Honda sedan swerving across a median strip into the Waymo vehicle right before the collision.
In a statement, Waymo added: “We are concerned about the well-being and safety of our test driver and wish her a full recovery. “
The self-driving vehicle from the Alphabet's Waymo was involved in a car crash in Chandler, Arizona on Friday, resulting in minor injuries.
The collision occurred when the vehicle was in autonomous mode, but so far the Waymo car does not appear to be the primary instigator behind the accident, according to local police.
ABC15 Arizona has released footage of the collision's aftermath, which shows the Waymo vehicle, a Chrysler minivan, nearby a Honda sedan that's had its front end demolished.
Chandler Police told PCMag that the crash occurred when 9002] “As the Honda swerved, the vehicle continued eastbound into the westbound lanes of Chandler Blvd. and struck the Waymo vehicle, which was traveling at slow speed and in autonomous mode, “said Seth Tyler, a spokesman for the Chandler Police department, in an email.
” There was an occupant in the Waymo vehicle sitting in the driver's seat, who sustained minor injuries, “he added.” Both the Waymo vehicle and the Honda were towed from the scene.
So far, Waymo has not commented on the crash. The Alphabet-owned company has been testing its self-driving cars in the Phoenix metro area, including in Chandler. as far as the phase of the human test drivers in its vehicles, which local residents have been riding as part of the public trial.
The crash occurs almost two months after a self-driving was attempting to cross the road at night.
Authorities are still investigating that, crash, but not long after, Arizona's governor suspended Uber's self-driving vehicle testing in the state.