Final night time an autonomous Waymo automobile was set on fireplace in San Francisco. The second was captured by a number of bystanders and captured on social media.
In line with an eyewitness account of Michael Vandi offered to The Autopian, folks set off fireworks (New 12 months’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 automobile” and broke the windshield.
Others joined in: “Individuals with skateboards breaking the glass, and others defacing the automobile.” Then the scenario escalated:
Then somebody lit it with fireworks initially below the automobile – 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 may see the third and 4th video are produced from 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 automobile now) after which there was smoke for about 30 seconds earlier than the flames totally flared up.
The San Francisco Hearth Division arrived on the scene a couple of minutes later, with the Waymo automobile on fireplace. There are pictures of the emergency companies 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 fireplace 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 trip service immediately operates 24/7 “all through San Francisco.” It is usually stay in Phoenix and is conducting public testing in Los Angeles forward of the launch of the paid service.
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