Waymo selfdriving car in an accidentMay 7, 2018
Minivan Chrysler Pacifica with the system of unmanned control had an accident in the city of Chandler, Arizona. As reported by The Car Connection, the car belongs to the company Waymo (project Google).
According to local law enforcement agencies, the drone collided with a Honda car. As a result of the incident, one person was injured, who was in Chrysler Pacifica. He received minor injuries and at the moment of his life nothing threatens.
At the time of the accident, the Chrysler Pacifica minivan moved off-line. According to preliminary data, the driver of the accident was the driver of Honda.
“During the tests of our unmanned vehicle in Chandler, another car drove into the oncoming lane and collided with a minivan,” Waymo said in turn.
In March of this year, a Uber unmanned vehicle killed a female bicyclist in Arizona to death. The tragedy occurred in the city of Tempe near the pedestrian crossing. At the time of the accident, the machine moved off-line. This is the first recorded case of human death as a result of a collision of an unmanned vehicle.
At the time of the incident, the driver was in the car. However, he did not manage to take control of himself. According to preliminary data, there is no fault with the drone in the accident. The Volvo car was moving autonomously at a speed of 61 km / h. The woman suddenly jumped on the road, as a result, the system simply did not have time to react to the danger.