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Mob attacks driverless car in San Francisco

Vandals have targeted a driverless taxi in San Francisco, smashing its windows, covering it in paint and torching it.

Fireworks were also placed inside the car during the incident on Saturday evening, according to a report in The Autopian, though no passengers were inside at the time.

The vehicle involved was owned and operated by Waymo, the autonomous driving unit of Google’s parent company Alphabet.

Footage of the incident was captured by Frisco Live 415 and posted to YouTube, together with a video showing firefighters dealing with the aftermath.

A spokesperson for Waymo confirmed that one of its vehicles had been targeted and said it was working with local safety officials to respond to the situation.

A spokesperson for Waymo confirmed that one of its vehicles had been targeted and said it was working with local safety officials to respond to the situation.

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