Another self-driving vehicle accident happened in Chandler, Arizona that resulted in minor injuries.
Police in a Phoenix suburb are investigating a collision involving a self-driving Windsor-built Pacifica owned by the company Waymo.
A Waymo self-driving van was involved in a auto accident on Friday May 4, in Chandler, Arizona. He said the vehicle was traveling westbound as it approached an intersection and the Honda sedan was traveling eastbound. The van was hit by a vehicle driving eastbound into westbound lanes. & struck the Waymo vehicle, which was traveling at a slow speed and in autonomous mode.
The Waymo van's side was crumpled. "This incident is still under investigation", the statement was given by the local police to the Techcrunch. On the night of March 18, an Uber vehicle operating in autonomous mode with a driver behind the wheel struck and killed a pedestrian in Tempe. The Waymo self-driving auto was said to be travelling at a low speed which minimised the impact of the crash. A Waymo employee would be in the vehicle, but in the back seat. It previously announced its plans to test some of its vehicles in the State of Arizona without safety drivers onboard.
In February, Uber settled a lawsuit with Alphabet, the parent company of Waymo (and Google) over the alleged theft of self-driving auto intellectual property.
Arizona gave Waymo transportation network company (TNC) status in January.