Google self-driving car gets pulled over for driving too slowly. Credit: Youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mDqM-xWUqAY
A Google self-driving car got pulled over recently for driving too slowly. A police officer watched as cars behind the self-driving car, were backing up because it was driving so slow. The self-driving car was actually going 24 mph in a 35 mph zone. When the cop pulled the Google Autonomous Vehicle over, a passenger in the car actually took control of it and pulled over for the police officer. Who gets the ticket when a self-driving car gets pulled over? This is the question everyone in the online world has been asking.
According to WOWT News, the police officer didn’t realize it was a Google self-driving car until he approached the vehicle. However, in a recent post by Google Plus, the self-driving vehicle pled guilty to driving too slowly.
The Google Plus post stated,
We’ve capped the speed of our prototype vehicles at 25 mph for safety reasons. We want them to feel friendly and approachable, rather than zooming scarily through neighborhood streets.
In the end, the cop decided the car was doing no harm and it didn’t receive a ticket for driving too slowly.
According to Mercury News, the Google Plus post also posted this about the vehicle getting pulled over,
Driving too slowly? Bet humans don’t get pulled over for that too often.
The post went on to further “brag” a little about never being ticketed.
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Like this officer, people sometimes flag us down when they want to know more about the project. After 1.2 million miles of Autonomous driving (that’s the human equivalent of 90 years of driving experience) we’re proud to say we’ve never been ticketed!