Officer pulls over Google self-driving car for going too slow

A Google self-driving car has been pulled over for driving at a slow pace.

Slow Google self-driving car

A Google self-driving car has made history for probably being one of the first automobiles to be pulled over for being too slow.

Here is an explanation for the incident from a Facebook post.

“Apparently MVPD [Mountain View Police Department] doesn’t get NEVs [Neighborhood Electric Vehicles, a classification of vehicle that is limited to slower-moving roads] and pulled them over to ask why they were all going so slow.”

Google's self-driving car project has responded to the incident.

"Driving too slowly? Bet humans don't get pulled over for that too often."

"We want [self-driving cars] to feel friendly and approachable, rather than zooming scarily through neighborhood streets."

"Like this officer, people sometimes flag us down when they want to know more about our project. 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!"

Which is better, a slow self-driving car or a slow human-driven car?


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