Incident 459: Firefighters Smashed Cruise AV's Front Window to Stop It from Running over Fire Hoses

Description: Local firefighters were only able to stop a Cruise AV from driving over fire hoses that were in use in an active fire scene when they shattered its front window.


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Alleged: Cruise developed and deployed an AI system, which harmed San Francisco residents , San Francisco firefighters and San Francisco Fire Department.

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Khoa Lam
Protest of Cruise LLC Tier 2 Advice Letter · 2023

Emergency Responder Incidents

In San Francisco comments on the Draft CPUC Resolution to approve the Cruise initial advice letter, San Francisco informed the Commission of an incident on April 5, 2022 when a Cruise AV stopped in a travel lan…

SF Firefighters Smash Cruise Self-Driving Taxi Window To Stop It From Driving Over Hose · 2023

Just days before transportation officials asked to slow down the growth of autonomous vehicles in the city, San Fransisco firefighters reportedly had to smash the windows of a Cruise vehicle to prevent it from running over fire hoses. It'…

Firefighters smashed the window of a driverless Cruise taxi to stop it running over their hoses · 2023

A Cruise autonomous vehicle drove toward fire hoses on the ground in the area of active firefighting on January 21, the city’s transport officials said in a letter to regulators on Wednesday.

“Firefighters on the scene made efforts to preve…

San Francisco police back the fire chief's complaint about robotaxis interfering with first responders · 2023

San Francisco is in an uproar over robotaxis’ persistent interference with firefighters, police officers and other emergency medical personnel.

The city’s fire chief called attention Thursday to the potentially dangerous encounters between …


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