Waymo autonomous car involved in crash in Arizona
In just Less than two months after a Uber self-driving car struck and killed a pedestrian in Arizona, police in Chandler Arizona are investigating another autonomous car crash, this time involving a vehicle operated by a Waymo, a subsidiary of Google.
According to local police, a Honda minivan traveling eastbound on Chandler Boulevard swerved to avoid striking a vehicle traveling northbound on Los Feliz Drive. As the Honda swerved, it continued eastbound into the westbound lanes of Chandler Boulevard and hit the Waymo van.
— Matt Jaffee (@mattjaffee) May 4, 2018
Back in March 2018, a woman named Elain Herzberg was killed by an Uber vehicle that was in autonomous mode in Tempe, Arizona. Uber settled with Herzberg’s family for an undisclosed amount. Uber was later suspended from testing its self-driving cars in the state as the investigation into the accident continues.
Waymo is an autonomous car development company and subsidiary of Google’s parent company, Alphabet Inc. Google began testing self-driving cars in 2009.