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Waymo Autonomous Vehicle Crashes In Arizona

Autonomous vehicle manufacturer Waymo and Chandler, Arizona authorities are investigating a crash between a self-driving minivan and a Honda sedan Friday, April 4. The Chandler Police Department said that an autonomous Chrysler Pacifica belonging to Google’s self-driving car unit Waymo was hit by the Honda. According to auto blog Jalopnik, the Honda swerved to avoid striking a third vehicle but the evasive maneuver put it in the path of the Waymo van, which was driving at a low rate of speed. The two vehicles collided, injuring the driver of the autonomous van. According to the Chandler Police Department’s crash report, ... Read More

Waymo Begins Testing Self-Driving Tractor-Trailers

Waymo, an autonomous driving research and development firm spun from Google’s parent company, Alphabet Inc., has started testing its self-driving technology on Class-8 heavy trucks. “We’re taking our eight years of experience in building self-driving hardware and software and conducting a technical exploration into how our technology can integrate into a truck,” Waymo said in a statement to Forbes. Waymo is testing its self-driving tractor-trailers at its private track in California using a Peterbilt truck. Road tests will come later this year in Arizona, where the company is actively enlisting residents to join its first public trial of self-driving cars. A professional ... Read More