Flipmemes has gathered that Residents in major areas near San Francisco has lamented over an increase in the number of self driving cars in the region..
Autonomous-driving firm Waymo’s cars have been going up and down the cul-de-sac at all hours “for weeks”, according to reporters.
Residents say vehicles sometimes have to queue before making multi-point turns to leave the way they came.
Meanwhile, car maker Waymo says the vehicles are just “obeying road rules” designed to limit traffic in certain residential streets.
“There are some days where it can be up to 50,” a resident said.
“It’s literally every five minutes. And we’re all working from home, so this is what we hear.”She said the human “safety drivers” supervising the automated cars “don’t have much to say other than the car is programmed and they’re just doing their job”.
Earlier in May, sources confirmed to Flipmemes that a Waymo self driving taxi blocked a road in Arizona after it became confused by the presence of a traffic cone.
The company has been offering its driverless ride-hailing service in Phoenix, Arizona, since October 2020.