One Google Self-Driving Car Was Pulled Over for Being Slow
Usually, when one hears or talks about a car being pulled over by the police, one normally assumes that the suspect in question was either speeding down the highway well past the speed limit, driving under the influence (either from drugs or alcohol), or a wanted fugitive on the run from the law.
Last month, Google set the record for the year when one of its self-driving cars in the U.S was pulled over by an officer of the state. The crime? The car was driving too slow. Now, we know what you're thinking, and the answer is: Yes, there is a law in the U.S. that prohibits a driver from going too slow, especially if the car happens to be on a highway, or a very busy area.
The problem is easily solvable by simply picking up speed, but that's where things got problematic for the poor car. To maintain a ‘friendly and approachable' exterior, all of Google's self-driving cars are limited to a maximum speed of just 40km/h.
“Driving too slowly, bet humans don't get pulled over for that too often,” quipped Google in a post on Google+. “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!”
Google's self-driving car got pulled over for driving too slow.