One of the employees of the city fire department said that “invasions” of drones from companies Waimo and Cruise into their work have already become a daily occurrence. Once, rescuers recorded three incidents with autonomous cars in a day. At the same time, many cases, according to them, are not documented.
Mission Local was able to find 15 incident reports related to smart cars and emergency services. In one of them, the drone drove slowly, running into hoses that were used to extinguish a fire. Firefighters shouted at the car, hitting the hood with their fists, trying to stop it, but in vain. Chevrolet Bolt stopped only after his window was broken.