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Sat May 25, 2024, 11:15 PM May 25

NHTSA Finds Way More Waymo Incidents Than Initially Reported


Strictly speaking: NHTSA Finds More Waymo Incidents Than Initially Reported

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has discovered more incidents involving Waymo self-driving vehicles than in initial reports. In a letter sent by NHTSA to Waymo, obtained by Automotive News, the agency has discovered nine more incidents involving Waymo robotaxis in addition to the initial 22 incidents that prompted a probe earlier this month.

NHTSA has been investigating Waymo for its self-driving taxis that are believed to be showing erratic driving behaviors, including potential traffic violations and 17 collisions. It isn't clear where the additional nine incidents fell on, but NHTSA stated that the incidents being investigated "involved collisions with clearly visible objects that a competent driver would be expected to avoid."

Investigation Deepens
"Reports include collisions with stationary and semi-stationary objects such as gates and chains, collisions with parked vehicles, and instances in which the (automated driving system) appeared to disobey traffic safety control devices or rules," NHTSA elaborated in the letter, according to Automotive News. In light of this, the agency sent a series of questions to be answered by Waymo by June 11. The company has also been requested to provide video for all incidents.

NHTSA's probe follows the approval of the company's expansion in California in March, which should see increased presence of Waymo-operated Jaguar I-Pace EVs in Los Angeles and San Francisco.

Could they be hallucinating? Hmmmm.
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NHTSA Finds Way More Waymo Incidents Than Initially Reported (Original Post) usonian May 25 OP
Waymo incidents True Dough May 25 #1
WayMore Waymo czarjak May 25 #2
How about usonian May 25 #3
Good old Carson. czarjak May 26 #4
Fitting for True Dough May 26 #5


(10,874 posts)
3. How about
Sat May 25, 2024, 11:52 PM
May 25

Old timers remember it. Waymo just auto-mated the whammo.

Wikipedia says:
Wham-O Inc. is an American toy company based in Carson, California, United States. It is known for creating and marketing many popular toys for nearly 70 years, including the Hula hoop, Frisbee, Slip 'N Slide, Super Ball, Trac-Ball, Silly String, Hacky sack, Wham-O Bird Ornithopter and Boogie Board.

True Dough

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5. Fitting for
Sun May 26, 2024, 12:23 AM
May 26

a DUer named czarjak! I take it you drive a Lada? Another band name: Climbing the Lada (it would go over big in Boston where they drive cahs).

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