A Driverless Waymo Got Stuck in Traffic and Then Tried to Run Away From its Support CrewAuthor/Presenter: Hawkins, Andrew J.
One of Waymo’s fully autonomous minivans got stuck at an intersection in Chandler, Arizona that had orange cones blocking the lane, prompting the company to send a roadside assistance team to come extract it. But when the crew arrived, the vehicle started to drive away before pulling over and completely blocking a three-lane road. The incident was recorded from inside the vehicle by Joel Johnson, the driver of the autonomous vehicle. The video allows you to take an inside look at what happens when autonomous vehicles confront the intractable problem of minor road construction.