Collision accident between Waymo's self-driving robotaxi and bicycle occurs

It has been revealed that a robotaxi operated by self-driving car developer Waymo has been involved in a collision with a bicycle in San Francisco. The man on the bicycle who was hit by the robotaxi sustained minor injuries and was able to drive off on his own.

Waymo robotaxi accident with San Francisco cyclist draws regulatory review | Reuters

Waymo driverless car strikes bicyclist in San Francisco, causes minor injuries - The Verge

The accident occurred shortly after 3:00 p.m. on February 6, 2024 at the intersection of 17th Street and Mississippi Avenue in the Potrero Hill neighborhood of San Francisco.

According to Julia Irina, a Waymo spokeswoman, a Waymo robotaxi started turning left after passing a truck traveling straight in the opposite lane, but it was too late to notice a bicycle traveling behind the truck and suddenly braked. It is said that he was unable to make contact in time.

Waymo immediately reported the accident to the police, but the man riding the bicycle drove away, saying that his injuries were only minor. No Waymo passengers were injured in the incident.

A known traffic accident involving robotaxis is the one caused by Cruise's robotaxis in October 2023. In this accident, the robotaxi did not notice the hit-and-run pedestrian who was lying on the road and hit it further.

An accident occurs in which a fully autonomous robotaxi further hits a hit-and-run pedestrian - GIGAZINE

As a result of the accident, the state of California revoked Cruise's permission to deploy autonomous vehicles and conduct unmanned driving tests, and Cruise also announced a complete suspension of unmanned driving tests.

Cruise announces complete suspension of unmanned driving tests for self-driving cars - GIGAZINE

Additionally, Cruise CEO Kyle Voigt has resigned.

Kyle Vogt, CEO of self-driving car developer Cruise, resigns amid internal turmoil - GIGAZINE

by TechCrunch

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