A Waymo self-driving vehicle was vandalized and set alight by a group of people in San Francisco’s Chinatown.
This totally autonomous ride-hailing service was torn to shreds and torched by a crowd of individuals on a street in San Francisco.
A video on X surfaced as the vandalism took place. It shows people writing on the car, attempting to break inside, and damaging the windscreens and windows with a skateboard.
The final video shows the vehicle ablaze in the middle of Chinatown after a firecracker was reportedly thrown inside the Waymo self-driving car.
There were no passengers in the vehicle at the time of the incident.
The Waymo self-driving vehicle is completely autonomous and is supposedly “the world’s most experienced driver,” according to the company.
Waymo, previously known as the Google Self-Driving Car Project, is a US autonomous driving company headquartered in California.
The company claims that its self-driving vehicles make it “safe and easy for people and things to get around – without the need for anyone in the driver’s seat.”
Yet, these vehicles have already caused a few notable problems.
One incident involved a collision between a Waymo vehicle and a cyclist in San Francisco, leaving the cyclist with minor scratches.
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