Pulling over the car with­out a driver

The Mercury News Weekend - - NEWS -

What hap­pens when po­lice pull over an au­tonomous ve­hi­cle? Ac­cord­ing to The Wash­ing­ton Post, Al­pha­bet’s Waymo cars (Chrysler Paci­fica mini­vans) will use “sen­sors to iden­tify po­lice or emer­gency ve­hi­cles by de­tect­ing their ap­pear­ance, their sirens and their emer­gency lights,” the com­pany’s “Emer­gency Re­sponse Guide” ex­plained. “The Waymo ve­hi­cle is de­signed to pull over and stop when it finds a safe place to do so.” Next, the car will un­lock its doors and roll down its win­dows, al­low­ing the po­lice of­fi­cer to com­mu­ni­cate with a re­mote sup­port team.

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