-WASHINGTON POST, 16 NOVEMBER 2015, FEAT. PROF. BRYANT WALKER SMITH:
More than a million miles on the road and no ticket yet – that was the humblebrag via Google after one of its driverless cars was pulled over in Mountain View, Calif., last week.
Here’s how it all went down, according to our colleague Dana Hedgpeth —
An officer in Mountain View, Calif., apparently saw traffic backed up behind the little white vehicle. The car was traveling 24 mph in a stretch where the posted speed limit was 35 mph. The officer realized it was self-driving car and pulled it over. The officer then “made contact with the operators to learn more about how the car was choosing speeds along certain roadways and to educate the operators about impeding traffic,” according to a post on the police department’s blog.
The incident drew many a click and comment and while no ticket was issued, it did raise this question — when a driverless car violates the rules, who gets the ticket? <Read More>