Waymo Autonomous Van Accident in Arizona

Updated from 4:11 p.m.

A Waymo van got into a car accident in Chandler, Arizona late Friday afternoon.

Waymo is a subsidiary of Google's parent company, Alphabet Inc.  (GOOGL) , a holding in Jim Cramer's Action Alerts PLUS Charitable Trust Portfolio. Waymo's focus is on autonomous cars. The company began testing its self-driving cars without a driver in the front seat in October of last year. "The vehicle at the time [of the accident] was being manually driven by our test driver," Waymo said in a press release.

Right now: Pretty gnarly crash with an @Waymo van in Chandler, AZ. No visible injuries. pic.twitter.com/xBLYfDsQP7

— Matt Jaffee (@mattjaffee) May 4, 2018

Can't wait to get a self driving car #waymo pic.twitter.com/xWPgZF7uvf

— Punch Chucks (@Punchchucks) May 4, 2018


Alphabet's stock was up 2% when the market closed Friday, at $1,051 a share.

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