Final evening an autonomous Waymo automotive was set on hearth in San Francisco. The second was captured by a number of bystanders and captured on social media.
In accordance with an eyewitness account of Michael Vandi supplied to The Autopian, folks set off fireworks (New Yr’s was Saturday) on Jackson Avenue in San Francisco. An electrical Jaguar I-Tempo operated by Waymo was ready for the gang to disperse when somebody “jumped on the hood of the automotive” and broke the windshield.
Others joined in: “Individuals with skateboards breaking the glass, and others defacing the automotive.” Then the state of affairs escalated:
Then somebody lit it with fireworks initially underneath the automotive – nothing occurred however it was loud sufficient to scatter the crow together with myself who did not wish to be round it anymore and you’ll see the third and 4th video are comprised of 1/2 a block additional zoomed in.
I am undecided what occurred subsequent, however my understanding is that fireworks have been set off (within the automotive now) after which there was smoke for about 30 seconds earlier than the flames absolutely flared up.
The San Francisco Fireplace Division arrived on the scene a couple of minutes later, with the Waymo automotive on hearth. There are pictures of the emergency providers the place you may see the graffiti in query.
SFFD has since provided more details and imagesconfirming how “home windows have been damaged and fireworks have been set on hearth contained in the car.”
That is what a Waymo spokesperson stated The sting that there have been no passengers within the car. The Waymo One journey service as we speak operates 24/7 “all through San Francisco.” Additionally it is reside in Phoenix and is conducting public testing in Los Angeles forward of the launch of the paid service.
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