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On Sept. 17, at least 20 self-driving Cruise robo-taxis caused traffic mayhem on a street in downtown Austin, Texas.
It is currently unknown what caused the gridlock, but Yahoo News quoted a Cruise spokesperson who said the robo-taxis “had trouble navigating due to heavy foot and vehicle traffic in the area.”
Self-driving cars cause a traffic jam in Austin, Texas.
Shocking footage from Austin showed around 20 Cruise-operated Chevrolet Bolts causing traffic mayhem.
“Are you telling me they have no way to get out of this?” a man shouts in the video.
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One X user speculated, “Nothing says Hacked, like a dozen AI robots, all going to the same place at the same time, for no particular reason…….”
“I suspect there are shenanigans here. A traffic cone can block autominus cars long enough to cause a pile up of multiple cars and the man made traffic jam is what we are seeing. Some may want to give this tech a bad reputation. Or having fun on a slow night,” another X user said.
In recent months, anti-AI groups have unleashed ‘coning’ attacks on self-driving cars. We noted weeks ago, “AI Crusades Have Begun” against robo-taxis.