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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Waymo Self Driving Taxi Goes Rogue: Blocks Traffic, Evades Capture | JJRicks Rides With Waymo #54 · 2021

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Waymo self-driving taxi confused by traffic cones flees help · 2021

A self-driving taxi has blocked a road in Arizona after becoming confused by a lane closed off with traffic cones.

The Waymo vehicle repeatedly drove away from roadside assistance, dispatched within minutes of the car becoming stuck.


Confused self-driving taxi drives away from its support crew · 2021

CHANDLER, Ariz. — A confused Waymo self-driving taxi car was captured on video as it became stranded on an Arizona road earlier this month while carrying a passenger and then unexpectedly driving away as a worker from the company's roadside…


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