Waymo self-driving car set on fire in San Francisco


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.


More from Cybernews:

Too smart to obey: What if IoT devices turn against humanity

Revolut data shows Meta a ‘hotbed’ for scams – report

Top 10 Bitcoin and crypto films for your entertainment and education

Cyberattack halts funerals in Austrian town​

Cybersecurity depicted as Wild West in CrowdStrike’s Super Bowl commercial

Subscribe to our newsletter



Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are markedmarked