The video released by Waymo is taken from front-facing camera sensors mounted in the auto.
Police in a Phoenix suburb are investigating a collision involving a self-driving Windsor-built Pacifica owned by the company Waymo. The Honda went into opposing traffic lanes and hit the Waymo vehicle. The local police noted that there were minor injuries sustained from the incident. Both the Waymo vehicle & the Honda were towed from the scene.
In a statement, Chandler Police said that a Honda sedan swerved from its lane to avoid a collision with another vehicle.
As reported by the police, an operator was present in the vehicle on the drivers' seat at the time of the crash although the auto was in autonomous mode.
Police spokesman Seth Tyler said it is believed that this is the first Waymo collision in Chandler this year.
It's not clear which human driver was at fault, but forthcoming video from the Waymo vehicle will likely reveal more.
"We are concerned about the well-being and safety of our test driver and wish her a full recovery", Waymo said in a statement.
The latest crash of the Waymo self-driving vehicle is a reminder that the autonomous technology is still in its early stage.
There was initially speculation that the company's self-driving technology played some part in the incident, but the vehicle was actually in manual mode the entire time.
Meanwhile, the autonomous vehicle incurred lesser damage as it was presumably hit at an angle from the side.
ABC15 has reached out to Waymo for a comment on the crash.
"The Waymo vehicle was in the wrong place at the wrong time", Tyler told Newsweek. Uber's autonomous auto operations have since been suspended in Arizona. On the night of March 18, an Uber vehicle operating in autonomous mode with a driver behind the wheel struck and killed a pedestrian in Tempe.