Waymo Halts Driving Operations in San Francisco During Election Period for Safety Reasons

Autonomous driving tech company Waymo temporarily halted driving operations in San Francisco areas for the period November 3 to November 4. The company said this suspension is for safety reasons during ongoing U.S Presidential elections.

“Out of an abundance of caution and with the safety of our team in mind, we are temporarily suspending driving operations in San Francisco on 11/3 and 11/4,” said Waymo’s spokesperson.

The email further elaborated that the company will be moving its fleet to Mountain View where it will be parked in a secure location.

According to the general manager of Waymo’s fleet operations vendor Transdev, Chris Cheung, the decision was made out of an abundance of caution ahead of some of the planned protests around the general election.

Tension is building up across the United States and it is anticipated chaos might break out in some U.S cities following outcome of the ongoing elections.

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