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Activists push for robotaxis in San Francisco: video

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Progress can take different forms, but in San Francisco, USA, a common front made up of citizens and law enforcement protest vigorouslyoften bordering on vandalism towards self-driving taxisnow widespread in the Californian city.

Two years of controversy

Experiments have been going on for two years now two main operators, Waymo and Cruise who gradually managed to obtain permission from the municipalityto broaden the range of use of their self-driving taxis, and last August achieved a total ‘green light’, 24 hours a day, seven days a week throughout the entire urban area. The decision led to a further increase in protestsboth by citizens, who are concerned about the security of the service, and by the police, who often get into trouble due to the unpredictable behavior of robotaxis.

Source: Corriere

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