Waymo CEO: About that accident last month – it was the human’s fault

Waymo accident

Waymo CEO John Krafcik has posted something of an apology on Medium about an accident last month in Mountain View involving a passenger car and a vehicle from Waymo, which just got permission to start testing self-driving cars in California. The accident occurred when a passenger car started drifting into the lane occupied by the Waymo car, at which point a safety driver in the latter took over to avoid a collision. In shifting the Waymo car over into the right lane, however, its rear bumper hit a motorcyclist who the Waymo safety driver didn't see.

The gist of Krafcik's Medium post: The human should have let the car do its thing, because the car would have been able to spot the motorcyclist and course-correct.

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