Wednesday, June 7, 2023

Real cases of ‘robotaxis’ causing chaos

Although it may sound like a science fiction movie in which the machines take To the detriment of humans, this is the current reality. Although autonomous cars continue full development With a long way to go in terms of logistics and legislation, they are taking up more space on the roads.

And there are dozens of pictures that are going viral taxi sin conductor have acted in situations that have generated chaos in some cities.

‘Rebel’ cars: don’t listen to the police

The following is not the script for some futuristic movie. is one real talk between firefighters and police in front of a robotaxi, “No! Hang in there!”, were the officers’ orders to the vehicle after the emergency got under way.

has happened in san francisco (United States), scene of car rebellion: in California city, the companies of autonomous taxi Cruise and Waymo have been authorized to operate in the area.

It was there when a fire broke out on February 9 this year burst from a shop, a waymo (owned by Alphabet, series of Google) was moving around the accident area as if nothing happened, getting closer and closer to the place. a to stop it bomber A should have activated stick So that it becomes difficult for you to walk.

In the same area, but in November 2021, this Twitter thread became very popular. The post shows that the vehicle is not only evading the directions of a police officer, but is also Getaway.

Another similar situation is also with Waymo as the protagonist, but more current. Images Captures by user @jhonnyromano3 are already piling up 14 million visits to the platform. This happened in the United States, where living teaches the moment when a Police officer she found move the car to the side of the road. But the vehicle said otherwise.

Autonomous Cars and Emergency Vehicles

Everything indicates that main crisis one of these driverless cars is that they don’t have feedback first enough emergency situation, Especially in front of ambulances and various lights. This Twitter user sums it up like this: Here too the car blocks the path of the fire truck.

Weather, another enemy

Adverse weather conditions are also a challenge for autonomous cars. heavy fog, that cannot be understood by cameras and sensors, turned into a crisis And five cars blocked a road in the Balboa Terrace neighborhood in San Francisco. They blocked not only the oncoming lane, but also the pedestrian crossing.

News of the event is coming

Although in a Start this type of vehicle can The broadcast begins at two in the morning in San Francisco, currently authorized to 24 hours a day And seven days a week.

According to US outlet MissionLocal, reports of incidents caused by autonomous taxis have increased significantly and are now being reported by up to three newspapers.

Real cases of 'robotaxis' causing chaos
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