Last month, a former contractor at Waymo was arrested after he allegedly forced a self-driving car of the company to crash in Tempe,media reported. Police say 31-year-old Raymond Tang drove his Mazda over Waymo and ran in front of the self-driving car and slammed on the brakes, causing Waymo to chase his car.
Waymo’s car’s camera captured the collision and posted it on the ABC15 website. In the video, a black Mazda suddenly turns in front of Waymo and suddenly slams on the brakes, which shows that the road is driving very cleanly, so it is not difficult to see the intention of the Mazda owner.
The Waymo car was manually driven by a human safety driver at the time of the accident. Tang later admitted to the police when questioned, az Central reported. The way’s driver was taken to the hospital with injuries and asthma-related problems, according to court records.
Tang is understood to have worked at Genesis 10 until a year ago, when he was fired for failing to meet high safety standards. Genesis10 is one of the third-party contractors for Waymo to offer self-driving cars. In addition, Tang was charged with involvement in an incident on 30 January that resulted in him being charged with obstruction of the peace and criminal damage.