A Waymo self-driving vehicle was involved in a serious accident in Chandler, Arizona earlier this afternoon. Arizona changed its rules on autonomous vehicle testing late in 2017, opening the door to driverless cars being operated without a human behind the wheel.
The local police reported that minor injuries have been caused from the accident after a sedan swerved into a Waymo van to avoid any other collision. The Honda city ends up hitting the Google's autonomous vehicle and both vehicles look severely damaged in the images.
This is not the first time an autonomous auto is involved in a crash. The sedan's front part got totally wrecked with the front glass broken out of the vehicle, however, the van seems to be in better shape with front tire crushed into the car's chassis.
Detective Seth Tyler said the driver of that Honda had to swerve to avoid slamming into a vehicle that had the green light and was moving into the intersection.More news: Flipkart Approves 75% share to Walmart at $20 Billion Valuation
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According to police reports Chandler, at the time of the incident the vehicle Waymo worked in offline mode, and driving assistant.
Police say a Honda coupe was traveling eastbound when it swerved into oncoming traffic to avoid a vehicle traveling northbound, according to an ABC15 report. For now, it seems like the autonomous vehicle was not directly responsible for the crash.
Twitter user Matt Jaffee posted a photo of the accident scene at 3:40 p.m. PT. Jaffee tweeted: "Right now: Pretty gnarly crash with an @Waymo van in Chandler, AZ".
A Waymo vehicle in autonomous mode was struck by another driver during what appeared to be a head-on collision in Chandler.