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Waymo Recalls Software After Two Self-Driving Cars Hit the Same Truck

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A Waymo Jaguar I-Pace drives along a street last March in San Francisco.

In a blog post, Waymo wrote, “This voluntary recall reflects how seriously we take our responsibility to safely deploy our technology and to transparently communicate with the public.”

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Waymo, the self-driving car division of Alphabet, issued a recall for its software after two of its vehicles hit the same pickup truck minutes apart in Phoenix, where the company operates a driverless ride-hailing service.

The pickup was being towed backwards and at an angle rather than being lined up directly behind a tow truck.

Both Waymo cars incorrectly interpreted what their cameras were seeing and wrongly predicted the how the truck was going to move.

From CNN
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