A self-driving taxi went rogue, blocking traffic and evading officials, as a YouTuber captured it on video from the backseat

Published May 14 2021 at 8:31 PM GMT
  • A Waymo self-driving taxi went rogue in Arizona this week, blocking traffic and evading roadside assistance.
  • Joel Johnson, a YouTuber that calls himself JJRicks Studios, captured the incident on camera from the backseat.
  • The Alphabet company has been testing its autonomous vehicles in the Phoenix area since 2017 and the YouTuber has been recording Waymo rides for over two years.
  • The company offers ride-hailing services with a safety driver on board, as well as rides without human backup in a 50 square-mile service area.
  • About 12 minutes into the ride, the car attempted to turn into a lane that had been blocked off with construction cones.



  • Published May 14, 2021 8:31 PM GMT