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Friday, November 13, 2015

No ticket, no driver: Police stop Google self-driving car

http://www.scpr.org/news/2015/11/13/55633/no-ticket-no-driver-police-stop-google-self-drivin/

November 13, 2015

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 A Google self-driving car maneuvers through the streets of in Washington, D.C. in this May 14, 2012 file photo. Mountain View police said in a statement that an officer pulled over a Google self-driving car that was being tested on local roads Thursday. There was no one behind the wheel and no ticket given.




A California police officer made a traffic stop, but wrote no ticket. There was no driver to give it to anyway.

Mountain View police said in a statement that an officer pulled over a Google self-driving car that was being tested on local roads Thursday.

The officer noticed the car going a road-clogging 24 mph in a 35 mph zone and realized it was a Google Autonomous Vehicle. He stopped the car and contacted its operators to let them know it was impeding traffic, but no citation was given.

A person is required to sit behind the wheel of self-driving cars.

The Google project responded in a blog post, saying it's never received a ticket and adding, "Driving too slowly? Bet humans don't get pulled over for that too often."