A California police officer made a traffic stop this week but was unable to write a ticket.
That’s because the Mountain View, Calfornia police officer pulled over a Google self-driving car that was being tested on local roads.
The officer noticed the vehicle was traveling at a slow 24 mph in a 35 mph speed zone.
The police officer realized the vehicle was a Google Autonomous prototype, but chose to pull it over anyway.
The person monitoring the vehicle from the driver’s seat was told they were impeding traffic. No citation was given.
California law requires someone to sit in the driver’s seat of self-driving cars.
The Google project responded in a blog post, saying it’s never received a ticket and adding, “Driving too slowly? Bet humans don’t get pulled over for that too often.”