SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — One problem with self-driving cars is people.
The Los Angeles Times reports that of six crash reports filed in California so far this year, two involved a person attacking a robot car on San Francisco streets.READ MORE: Cal Fire Confirms Estrada Fire Sparked by Controlled Burn; Evacuations Ordered, Zero Containment
According to Department of Motor Vehicles records, on Jan. 2 a vehicle operated by General Motors’ Cruise driverless car division was waiting at a green light for pedestrians to cross at 16th and Valencia in the Mission District when a shouting man ran across the street against the do-not-walk signal and struck its bumper and hatch, damaging a taillight.READ MORE: CHP Pursuit Ends With Crash, AC Transit Bus Into West Oakland Home
No one was injured and police were not called, the report said. The car was in autonomous mode but a driver was behind the wheel.
According to the Los Angeles Times, a GM Cruise Bolt EV with a human driving the car was stopped behind a taxi on Duboce Ave. on Jan. 28th. The taxi driver exited his vehicle, approached the Bolt and slapped the front passenger window, causing a scratch.MORE NEWS: COVID: Bay Area Airports, Tourism Industry Gears Up As Rules Loosen For International Travelers
Again, there were no injuries and police were not called.