Sunday, March 3, 2024

Here's what happened when someone tried to unlawfully use a Waymo self-driving car in Los Angeles

LAT (testing of the cars has started in LA):

The man entered and tried to operate a Waymo vehicle that had stopped to let out a passenger at the corner of 1st and Main at 10:30 p.m., LAPD Det. Meghan Aguilar said. After the man, whom a Waymo spokesman described as an “unauthorized pedestrian,” entered the vehicle, the company’s Rider Support team instructed him to exit the car.

When he did not, the company contacted the police


The car was stationary during the entire incident because an unauthorized person was identified by the company to be in the vehicle