Yesterday evening, an autonomous Waymo car was set on a fire in San Francisco. The moment was captured and recorded on social media by several bystanders.
According to one eyewitness account from Michael Vandi provided to The Autopian, people were setting off fireworks (Lunar New Year was Saturday) on Jackson Street in San Francisco. An electric Jaguar I-Pace operated by Waymo was waiting for that crowd to disperse when somebody “jumped on the hood of the car” and broke the windshield.
Others joined in: “People with skateboards breaking the glass, and others graffitiing the car.” The situation then escalated:
Then someone with fireworks initially lit it under the car -nothing happened but it was loud enough to disperse the crow including me who didn’t want to be near it anymore and you can see the 3rd and 4th videos were taken from 1/2 a…