Google Self-Driving Car Gets Pulled Over for Driving Too Slowly

Google Self-Driving Car Gets Pulled Over for Driving Too Slowly 1 photo
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It’s quite known that Google’s bubble cars have been driving themselves on the streets for quite a while now. Sure, they regularly have a programmer in the passenger seat taking notes and making sure all the proper modifications are written in real time. So when this picture with a cop pulling over one of these little devils popped up, it was only natural to wonder what was going on.
If it weren't for safety issues, millions of dollars projects like this one wouldn’t exist in the first place. In other words, Google’s autonomous car remains one of the safest machines to hit the road ever since humans stopped riding horses to get from point A to point B. So why would a police officer ever stop one on the road? Because it’s cool. What? Yes, it’s cool.

Oh, yes, the image above couldn’t be more illustrative for what these machines stand for. You see, unlike what humans would regularly do when driving, these autonomous machines are set to roll at a top speed of 25 mph. “We want them to feel friendly and approachable, rather than zooming scarily through neighborhood streets,” said Google on its social network.

Sure, other than its side of the story, there’s not much known so far, but petrolheads probably agree that the contraption is rather intriguing. Just like this officer, onlookers often flag Google cars down when they want to know more about the project, apparently.

Like any other autonomous vehicle using artificial intelligence, Google’s self-driving cars continuously learn humans’ behavior. For instance, take one of its vehicles’ encounter with a cyclist, who managed to trick the car’s sensors yet things remained safe. Moreover, the IT giant has recently announced it's also using children's interaction with its parked cars to find new ways to predict... well, the unpredictable.

So far, the big G brags that it’s covered 1.2 million miles of autonomous driving - which is the human equivalent of 90 years of driving experience - without getting one ticket or causing any accidents whatsoever.
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