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From safety to job-losses, driverless cars come under criticism in US

The debate touches on fears ranging from eliminating jobs for drivers to ceding control over mobility to autonomous vehicles

Simon Romero | NYT  |  Chandler (Arizona) 

The assailant slipped out of a park around noon one day in October, zeroing in on his target, which was idling at a nearby intersection — a self-driving van operated by Waymo, the driverless-car company spun out of Google. He carried out his attack with an unidentified sharp object, swiftly slashing one of the tires. The suspect, identified as a white man in his 20s, then melted into the neighbourhood on foot. The slashing was one of nearly two dozen attacks on driverless vehicles over the past two years in Chandler, a city near Phoenix where Waymo started testing its vans in 2017. In ...

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First Published: Tue, January 01 2019. 23:36 IST