A self-driving car from Waymo, a sister company of Google, has become the latest victim of vandals in San Francisco. Video footage on social media shows how several people first smash the windows of the vehicle and then explode fireworks inside it, causing it to burn out completely. The incident occurred in Chinatown during Chinese New Year celebrations, and no one was injured.
Self-driving cars are increasingly facing backlash in San Francisco. One of the main concerns is that they often block traffic, leading to congestion and frustration among drivers. In addition, Uber drivers worry that they may lose their jobs as self-driving cars become more prevalent. Since the summer, vehicles from Waymo and Cruise have been allowed to offer taxi services 24 hours a day in San Francisco. However, Cruise’s cars have been idle since October after a pedestrian was dragged several meters by a robot taxi.
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