Day: February 14, 2020

Former employee accused of crashing into Waymo self-driving vehicle

PHOENIX — A male described as a disgruntled former Waymo driver has been arrested on suspicion of intentionally crashing a passenger car into just one of the company’s vans with self-driving abilities in close proximity to Phoenix, authorities claimed Thursday.

Tempe police claimed Raymond Tang, 31, was booked into jail Wednesday evening and is experiencing felony charges of aggravated assault and criminal harm, and misdemeanor counts of endangerment and reckless driving.

Waymo officials claimed Tang “engaged in related conduct, which resulted in misdemeanor charges for disorderly conduct and criminal harm from him in November 2019.”

The Arizona Republic documented in December that police in the Phoenix suburb of Chandler have documented at the very least 21 scenarios in the previous two a long time involving Waymo vehicles, which includes just one in which a male waved a gun at a Waymo van. Law enforcement also say a Jeep pressured vans

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