Waymo self-driving van involved in crash

               Operator of self-driving Waymo vehicle injured in Chandler crash        The investigation is ongoing

VALLEY Operator of self-driving Waymo vehicle injured in Chandler crash The investigation is ongoing

Video was released Friday showing a vehicle jumping a median and colliding with a Google-owned Waymo self-driving minivan in Arizona.

Waymo became the new home for Google's self-driving vehicle efforts back in 2016, and recently started testing some routes without safety drivers.

According to police, a Honda sedan traveling eastbound on Chandler Boulevard had to swerve to avoid striking a vehicle traveling northbound on Los Feliz Drive. As the Honda swerved, it entered the westbound lanes of Chandler Boulevard and ended up hitting the Waymo minivan. Both the Waymo vehicle & the Honda were towed from the scene. Both vehicles appeared heavily damaged, but police report that someone sitting in the driver's seat of the Waymo sustained only "minor injuries".

However, the vehicle that was involved in the crash reportedly had a driver behind the wheel at the time.

The safety of self-driving technology has come under recent scrutiny.

ABC15 Arizona has released footage of the collision's aftermath, which shows the Waymo vehicle, a Chrysler minivan, nearby a Honda sedan that's had its front end demolished. "This incident is still under investigation".

The latest crash of the Waymo self-driving auto is a reminder that the autonomous technology is still in its early stage.

Waymo did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

"The Waymo vehicle was in the wrong place at the wrong time", Tyler told Newsweek.

Google faces a huge criticism after its autonomous vehicle crashes into a Honda city in Chandler, Arizona.

The crash occurs nearly two months after a self-driving Uber vehicle killed a woman in Tempe, Arizona when she was attempting to cross the road at night.

After 49-year-old pedestrian Elaine Herzberg was killed crossing the street in Tempe, Ducey suspended indefinitely Uber's ability to test-drive on Arizona roads, but did not address Waymo.

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