After the auto Honda has deviated from the original route, the vehicle continued to move East, but the Western strip of Chandler Boulevard, where there was a collision with a minivan Waymo, which was moving in the Autonomous mode at a low speed.
The eastbound Honda veered over a raised median and into the westbound lanes of Chandler Boulevard. Both vehicles appeared heavily damaged, but police report that someone sitting in the driver's seat of the Waymo sustained only "minor injuries". "That silver Honda passenger vehicle collided with the Waymo vehicle". It was fortunate that the person behind the wheel of the self-driving auto suffered only minor injuries.
Early reports were that the Waymo Chrysler was in autonomous mode, but Waymo and police later said it was in manual mode.
The Police also reported that the Honda city was traveling eastbound on Boulevard where the drivers swerved into the Wymo minivan to avoid intersection with another vehicle on Friday. It was likewise confirmed that the vehicle was set to its autonomous mode when the accident occurred. It previously announced its plans to test some of its vehicles in the State of Arizona without safety drivers onboard.
The latest crash of the Waymo self-driving auto is a reminder that the autonomous technology is still in its early stage.
"The Waymo vehicle was in the wrong place at the wrong time", Tyler told Newsweek. 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.
Waymo is a self-driving auto initiative from Google's parent company Alphabet.
Waymo did not immediately respond to Newsweek's request for comment.