Self-Driving Cars Fill Up A Dead-End Street In San Francisco
According to local television station KPIX, Waymo's cars have been traveling up and down the cul-de-sac at all hours of the day and night "for weeks." Residents claim that automobiles must occasionally queue before performing multi-point turns to exit the area. Waymo claims the vehicles are simply "following road restrictions" intended to keep traffic to a minimum on specific residential areas.
According to a Waymo representative, the cars occasionally took a detour due to the existence of one of San Francisco's "slow streets," which try to reduce traffic in select residential areas. As a result, the Waymo driver was following the same traffic laws as any other vehicle because self-driving cars are such a new technology, there have been numerous stories of disasters and failures all around the world. A Waymo cab in Arizona stopped a road in May after being perplexed by the sight of a traffic cone.
Elon Musk, the owner of Tesla is also pursuing Automated Cars has reacted to the news on Twitter. He replied with a "HAHA" making fun of the failure of Waymo self-driving cars.