Some driverless car damage appears to be from angry people

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — One problem with self-driving cars is people.

The Los Angeles Times <a target=”&mdash;blank” href=”http://www.latimes.com/business/autos/la-fi-hy-human-attacks-robot-cars-20180305-story.html”>reports</a> that of six crash reports filed in California so far this year, two involved a person attacking a robot car.

Both incidents happened in San Francisco, 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 when a shouting man ran across the street against the do-not-walk signal and struck its bumper and hatch, damaging a taillight.

The car was in autonomous mode but a driver was behind the wheel.

On Jan. 28, another GM autonomous vehicle with a human driving had stopped behind a taxi when the taxi driver got out and slapped the front passenger-side window.

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Information from: Los Angeles Times, <a target=”&mdash;blank” href=”http://www.latimes.com/”>http://www.latimes.com/</a>

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