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This article was published on November 13, 2015

Google car gets pulled over, talks its way out of ticket

Google car gets pulled over, talks its way out of ticket
Bryan Clark
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Bryan Clark

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Bryan is a freelance journalist. Bryan is a freelance journalist.

One day the roads will be filled with self-driving cars.

We’re not there yet.

Case in point is the situation today when a Google self-driving car managed to get pulled over by one of California’s finest in Los Altos, California.

DUI? Running red lights? Mowing down civilians?

Nope. The car was going too slow which drew the attention of a nearby officer.

That’s certainly not something you see every day, and it probably wasn’t something Zandr Milewski was prepared for when he managed to snag this rather hilarious photo.



Google later commented on the matter in a post on its Self-Driving Car Project page on Google+:

We’ve capped the speed of our prototype vehicles at 25mph for safety reasons. We want them to feel friendly and approachable, rather than zooming scarily through neighborhood streets.

It was also quick to point out that after 1.2 million miles on the road (the equivalent of 90 years of driving experience), the Google Car has still yet to get its first ticket. Wish I could say the same.

Google Self-Driving Car Project [Google+]

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