Friday, November 13, 2015

Google’s self-driving car got pulled over for driving too slow

Google's self-driving car may be able to navigate the roads on its own, but it's not yet advanced enough to avoid cops. This picture, showing Google's cute little prototype vehicle stopped by an officer of the law, was tweeted earlier today by David E. Weekly, the head of Google's rapid rollout lab. The company soon took to Google+ to explain the image, suggesting that the car had been pulled over for driving too slowly.

"Driving too slowly? Bet humans don't get pulled over for that too often," the company wrote, ignoring the fact that the autonomous car did indeed have the legally mandated human overseer present at the time. Google notes that it's capped the speed that its self-driving cars can go at 25 mph, a decision that it says was...

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