Crowd sets self-driving taxi on fire in San Francisco

San Francisco Residents Take Dangerous Stand Against Autonomous Vehicle Companies: Vandalizing Waymo Driverless Taxi in Chinatown

A group of San Francisco residents have taken matters into their own hands by vandalizing a Waymo driverless taxi in the heart of Chinatown. The incident marks a new chapter in the already tense relationship between the city and automated vehicle companies.

At around 9 pm local time yesterday, an individual jumped on the hood of a Waymo taxi and shattered its windshield. The act was met with spontaneous applause from those present before things quickly escalated. A crowd formed around the vehicle, covering it in spray paint and breaking the windows before finally setting it on fire. Despite the timely intervention of firefighters who arrived a few minutes later, the flames had already engulfed the car.

The causes behind this act of vandalism remain unclear at the moment. Sandy Karp, a representative for Waymo, said that the fully autonomous car was “not carrying passengers” at the time of the attack and that fireworks were thrown into it, sparking the flames. San Francisco Police Department public information officer Robert Rueca confirmed that law enforcement responded to find

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