Incident 347: Waymo Self-Driving Taxi Behaved Unexpectedly, Driving away from Support Crew

Description: A Waymo self-driving taxi car was shown on video stranded on a road in Arizona while carrying a passenger, suddenly drove away from the company's roadside assistance worker, and ended up being stuck farther down the road.


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Alleged: Waymo developed and deployed an AI system, which harmed Waymo passengers.

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