SAN FRANCISCO — A self-driving van that was part of Google’s tests in Arizona was involved in an accident Friday when a car being driven by a human swerved to avoid another human-driven car and crashed into it. The van’s driver suffered minor injuries.
Photos taken at the scene show significant damage to the driver’s side of the Waymo van and the front of a silver Honda sedan, with pieces of both vehicles scattered across the roadway.
In a statement released Saturday, Waymo said the van was being driven on manual, not autonomous mode. It posted a video on YouTube from the van’s cameras showing the Honda swerving across lanes into the van’s path.