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People are throwing eggs at Google’s self-driving vans

In and around Phoenix Arizona, Waymo’s self-driving vehicles still aren’t exactly popular.

The autonomous vehicle (AV) developer, owned by Google parent company Alphabet, has been using Phoenix as its testing grounds for years now — where the self-driving minivans have been the subject of eggings, shouting matches, and other spats with locals, the Phoenix New Times reports. Maybe it’s just road rage, but as Jalopnik helpfully notes, those locals might be heroes might also be viewed as launching pre-emptive strikes to quell a future robot uprising.

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