Mountain View cop pulls over Google self-driving car

Autonomous vehicle was driving too slowly

The Mountain View, CA Police Department – which keeps tabs on the community where Google/Alphabet is headquartered – on Thursday reported that one of its officers pulled over a Google self-driving vehicle.

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An officer on patrol noticed a car was traveling slowly, holding up traffic. From the Mountain View PD’s blog:

“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.”

The car was going 24 miles per hour in a 35 mph speed zone. Mountain View PD says that it meets regularly with Google to discuss the autonomous driving vehicles.

I guess it’s better for a self driving car to be driving too slowly, compared to too fast. But either way, even autonomous vehicles can’t escape Chips.

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