Google’s Waymo Self-Driving Minivan Involved in Accident


Another self-driving vehicle has been involved in an accident.

This time it’s one of Waymo’s Chrysler Pacifica minivans in Chandler, Arizona after a Honda Civic crashed into it. According to ABC15, the Honda Civic was traveling eastbound on Chandler Boulevard when it swerved to avoid hitting a vehicle traveling northbound on Los Feliz Drive. The maneuver caused the Honda to end up continuing eastbound into the westbound lanes of Chandler Boulevard, striking the Waymo minivan.

The Waymo vehicle was in autonomous mode when the accident occurred, but there was also an operator behind the wheel who sustained minor injuries in the collision. According to the ABC15 news report, the Waymo minivan was not at fault.

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This is the second known self-driving crash in the Phoenix area in as many months. In March, an Uber self-driving vehicle struck and killed a pedestrian in Tempe.

[Source: ABC15]