It’s the attack of the humans on defenseless self-driving vehicles on California streets.
According to the Los Angeles Times per a California Department of Motor Vehicles report, there have been six DMV crash reports filed in the state related to autonomous vehicles, with two involving humans on January 2 and January 28.
The first incident occurred in San Francisco, where a man sprinted across a street and broke a tail light off a human-operated Cruise AV, with no injuries reported. The second incident report saw one driver slap the front passenger window of a second Cruise AV.
Police were not involved in either case.
California has been one of the early leaders in autonomous vehicle adoption and regulation setting, allowing self-driving cars to be tested on public roads as long as a human driver is behind the wheel. Starting April 2, autonomous vehicles within state lines will not require a human driver, only remote monitoring.
?This is a major step forward for autonomous technology in California,? Jean Shiomoto, director of the California DMV, said at the time the change was announced, in a statement. ?Safety is our top concern, and we are ready to begin working with manufacturers that are prepared to test fully driverless vehicles in California.?