There is nothing that Big Tech and the radical Left despise more than traditional gas-powered machines and vehicles.
Automotive and technology companies have invested billions in completely rethinking the automobile, which has created widespread confusion and chaos in many cases.
And Big Tech executives are sweating bullets as this horrific tragedy
This incident demonstrates that driverless cars are still a long way from being feasible
For over a century, Americans have driven gas-powered vehicles to go to work, school, vacations or just about anything for that matter. After all, nothing is more American than the quintessential road trip.
However, many Big Tech companies have invested massive amounts of cash into developing electric vehicles, and even self-driving vehicles.
Electric vehicles are becoming increasingly common, however self-driving vehicles have failed to get past several safety and legal requirements.
Some Tesla’s for example, have self-driving features, which are less than reliable according to many auto gurus, and many states and localities have passed laws banning their use.
This has not stopped automobile developer Waymo from investing in driverless technology, which some believe could be the future of driving.
However, last Tuesday, a Waymo vehicle struck a pedestrian in San Francisco, casting doubt on the feasibility of Waymo’s driverless cars.
Per San Francisco’s KRON4, “The crash happened at the intersection of 17th Street and Mississippi Street just after 3 p.m. The cyclist’s injuries were not life-threatening, according to the San Francisco Police Department.”
The report added, “According to Waymo, the driverless car was stopped at a four-way intersection. A large truck went through the intersection and the Waymo car followed after it went through. The cyclist was behind the truck, and their view was blocked, according to Waymo. They rode into the Waymo car’s path and were hit.”
Waymo reacted to the crash, stating, “The cyclist was occluded by the truck and quickly followed behind it, crossing into the Waymo vehicle’s path. When they became unoccluded, our vehicle applied heavy braking but was not able to avoid the collision.”
Fortunately the cyclist involved did not suffer any substantial injuries and was able to leave the scene of the incident unscratched
Officials at Waymo claim that they are working with authorities to make this situation right, however no further legal action is expected this time.
Driverless cars do not have the vital components that are required for safe driving
As demonstrated in Tuesday’s accident, driverless cars lack the ability to react to unforeseen events.
Although cyclists are supposed to stop at four-way intersections like a vehicle, this cyclist allegedly plowed right through, which many drivers would have been able to see coming.
However, Waymo and other driverless vehicles have a very difficult time accounting for situations like these, highlighting a major flaw with driverless vehicles.
Stay tuned to Blue State Blues for any updates to this ongoing story.