Waymo, the self-driving car company under the Alphabet group has published a safety report mostly for emergency services personnel and how to deal with self-driving incidents. The company has built a comprehensive safety program to guide their testing and development of fully self-driving technology.
The Waymo Fully Self-Driving Chrysler Pacifica is based on the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid. This guide is intended to be used by trained first responders and assumes a professional-level background in safely responding to emergencies, including those involving damaged vehicles. So if you aren’t in the field, it might look foreign to you.
Waymo has also opened a 24-hour hotline and encourages first responders to call it. Instructions available on the guide include how to disable the self-driving feature safely as well as how to not be in a situation when trying to break the glass and the car drives away automatically.
Having these guidelines are key because first responders need to adapt to the fast change of technology and to be prepared, be alert on the latest technology change such as battery fire on electric cars for example.