A Google self-driving car goes on a test drive near the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, Calif. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg/Tony Avelar)
Police pull over self-driving car
November 16, 2015
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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 Nov. 12.
The officer noticed the car going a road-clogging 24 mph in a 35 mph zone and realized it was a Google Autonomous Vehicle, so 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."
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