Not everyone is completely in love with Waymo’s self-driving cars zipping around local Arizona roads.
The Arizona Republic reported Monday that the state has seen 21 cases in which an individual has assaulted a Waymo self-driving car over the past two years. According to the report, people have thrown rocks, slashed tires, and harassed the cars with human safety drivers inside. Another incident involved a Jeep driver running the self-driving cars off of the road. One individual reportedly pulled a handgun and aimed it at the car as it drove by.
The handgun incident involved a man diagnosed with dementia, however. The suspect said he intended to scare the driver with the handgun and said he “hates” the Waymo cars and told police how an Uber self-driving vehicle killed a pedestrian this past March.