The latest incident occurred three weeks after a pedestrian threw himself into a Cruise AV self-driving car while the car sat at a traffic signal waiting for pedestrians to cross in the crosswalk. A California DMV report filed by Cruise stated a taxi driver “exited his vehicle, approached the Cruise AV, and slapped the front passenger window, causing a scratch.”
No injuries occurred in either incident, and the pedestrian in the first incident was never identified. Cruise reported the man shouted and “struck the left side of the Cruise AV’s rear bumper and hatch with his entire body” in incident one.
It’s also unclear what caused the taxi driver to slap the self-driving Bolt EV in the first place.
We have a feeling more of these kinds of reports will begin trickling out as self-driving vehicles proliferate.