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The protest in the USA against autonomous vehicles takes a step: a Waymo driverless taxi, which ran into a parade in San Francisco's Chinatown, was stopped so as not to harm those celebrating the Lunar Year, its windows were smashed and it was set on fire and completely burned. There were no passengers in the cars at the time and there were no casualties
San Francisco has already seen protests against driverless vehicles, claiming they create traffic congestion, encourage road construction and endanger pedestrians and cyclists. A group of protesters routinely place traffic cones on their bonnets, causing them to be stopped. But Saturday night
incident marked a new high. To cheers from the crowd, a group of young people smashed the car's windows with skateboards. One of them threw a flaming sparkler worth more than 100,000 dollars into the car and it was immediately ignited.
happening NOW in SF.
Waymo car vandalized & lit on fire? @sfchronicle pic.twitter.com/OEZYFiy6mv
— Michael Vandi (@michael_vandi) February 11, 2024
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A spokesman for the company said that it considers the incident a one-time event, and that the company will continue its operations in San Francisco and Phoenix, and is preparing to expand to Los Angeles and Austin, Texas.
Cruz, the competitor of General Motors-owned Waymo, had its license revoked after its autonomous vehicle hit a pedestrian and dragged him for six meters.
Last week, a Waymo vehicle hit a cyclist in San Francisco, who was slightly injured.
Last year, autonomous vehicles, mainly Waymo and Cruise, traveled almost 5.2 million kilometers in California, without fatal accidents.
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