In Mountain View, California, a police officer pulled over Google’s prototype self-driving car for driving too slow. The driverless car was doing 24 MPH in a 35 MPH zone.
The police officer did not realize the care was Google’s self-driving car until he approached the would-be driver’s side of the car.
The police department said in a blog post: “As the officer approached the slow moving car he realized it was a Google Autonomous Vehicle.
“The officer stopped the car and made contact with the operators to learn more about how the car was choosing speeds along certain roadways and to educate the operators about impeding traffic.”
Google said the prototype had a maximum speed of 25 MPH for safety reasons during testing.
“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,” Google spokesman said.
Google plans to make the cars available to the public by 2020, and hopefully with speeds over 25 MPH.
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