10 Epic Self-Driving Car Trips
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Google Self-Driving Car Pulled OverYou know how it goes. You're cruising along on your police motorcycle in Mountainview, California, listening to the theme to CHiPs, protecting and serving, when you spot a car driving too slowly (24 MPH in a 35 MPH zone) and decide to pull it over.
You get to the window and realize the driver is either a) invisible or b) nonexistent. Strange things go down in Mountanview, California, so you write the ticket anyway, hand it to the passenger, and go about your business. Next thing you know, the world's media is all over the case.
All of this - except maybe the ChiPs theme part - happened to a motorcycle police officer in November 2015 when he pulled over one of Google's self-driving cars for driving too slowly.
As Google pointed out in the aftermath, driving slowly is a feature of the company's self-driving car development strategy and not really a bug.