It looks as if residents of San Francisco’s frustrations with Cruise and their malfunctioning robotaxis have come to a head. Unfortunately, it’s a bit violent. SFGATE stories on a video that reveals an unknown particular person allegedly hitting one of many robotaxis with a hammer.
The video was captured within the Lower Haight neighborhood and shared with SFGATE and X (previously Twitter) by native resident and blogger Stuart Schuffman. The video reveals a person clad in all black in entrance of a Cruise robotaxi that’s stopped on the intersection of Haight Street and Buchanan Street. The particular person is standing in entrance of the automobile; it’s not identified if the automobile is stopped due to a glitch, or if it’s stopped due to the individual in entrance of it. The entrance of the robotaxi seems to be spray painted with one thing, although it’s laborious to make out what it’s.
What’s worse, the person seems to be repeatedly hitting the sensors on the highest of the automobile in addition to smashing the windshield. After a minute extra of attempting to break, the automobile the individual runs off. Cruise spokesperson Navideh Forghani confirmed to SFGATE that nobody was within the automobile on the time of the assault and that the corporate is troubled to see this type of factor occurring:
We are deeply troubled by the habits displayed by the person. While there was nobody within the car on the time, our precedence is to function safely beneath all situations. We have reported the incident to legislation enforcement and hope they can determine these accountable and maintain them accountable.
Hopefully this vandalizing assault isn’t a preview of extra to return. The robotaxis have not too long ago been malfunctioning not too long ago, irritating San Francisco residents and officers alike. This assault additionally comes weeks after California state officals voted to permit Cruise to increase it’s service within the metropolis and fewer than every week after Cruise CEO Kyle Vogt made some fascinating statements defending his firm and its tech, primarily calling backlash to the robotaxis “overblown.”