Raging Waymo ex-employee arrested after deliberately crashing self-driving car
In what is perhaps the galaxy-brain move of 2020 so far, a former Waymo contractor was arrested after video emerged for him deliberately causing one of his former employees self-driving vehicles to crash. 31 year-old Raymond Tang decided to take out his anger on the innocent car after being fired from Waymo for 'failing to meet the high safety standards required'.
In the associated video, Tang can be seen waiting for the autonomous vehicle to catch up to him before swerving in front of it and slamming on his brakes. It's reported that Tang had attempted this five times previously before finally successfully causing the crash, which you can watch below:
Tang admitted brake-checking the vehicle after police revealed his license plate was visible the in-car video which recorded the accident. It's the second time Tang has been in trouble with the police this year after a three-month long hate-campaign against his former employers cars. He is facing charges of disorderly conduct, criminal damage, aggravated assault, endangerment and reckless driving. His bond was set at $18,000.
The incident is the latest in a long period of harassments for Waymo and its self-driving cars in Arizona with several reports of other drivers attempting to run them off the road and one driver even waving a gun at one of the driverless vehicles.