NHTSA is investigating 22 incidents with Waymo self-driving cars

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has launched an investigation into a string of incidents involving self-driving Waymo vehicles.

The agency said it is looking into 22 reported incidents where the vehicles’ automated driving system was involved in a collision or exhibited behavior in potential violation of traffic safety laws…

Waymo submitted incident reports about the collisions to NHTSA, which is investigating other incidents based on public reports about Waymo vehicles driving in opposing lanes near oncoming traffic and entering construction zones.
The agency said its initial evaluation of the incidents showed Waymo’s self-driving system was engaged through the entirety of the incident in some cases or was supervised by a human safety driver, who disengaged the system prior to an incident occurring.

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