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Google car pulled over for being too slow

Google car pulled over for being too slow

Google car pulled over for being too slow

Google car pulled over for being too slow

 

A Google self driving car has been pulled over in the US for driving too slowly, making many people think that their self driving vehicles may be overly cautious. 

The police reports from the Mountain View Police department has stated that their officer has noticed that was backing up behind the slow moving vehicle, as the Google vehicle was driving at 24mph in a 35mph zone. 

 

      "The officer stopped the car and made contact with the operators to learn more about how it was choosing speeds along certain roadways and to educate the operators about impeding traffic,"

 

Google joked that human driven vehicles are very rarely pulled over for driving too slowly, saying that this prototype vehicle was capped to a maximum speed of 25mph for safety reasons and has said that in their 1.2 million miles of driving experience that none of their vehicles have been ticketed. 

 

  Driving too slowly? Bet humans don’t get pulled over for that too often.

We’ve capped the speed of our prototype vehicles at 25mph for safety reasons. We want them to feel friendly and approachable, rather than zooming scarily through neighborhood streets.

 

Google car pulled over for being too slow  

Right now many people have claimed that Google's self driving cars are too polite and overly cautious while driving, though it is very difficult to argue these as bad points for a vehicle in which the human driver is not in control. 

Over 90% of all car accidents are caused by human error, so it is though that the addition of self driving cars to today's roads will help to greatly reduce the amount of accidents ans casualties on the road. 

 

You can join the discussion on Google's self driving cars on the OC3D Forums.  

 

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15-11-2015, 11:55:58

tolagarf
I pulled over a sheep on the road, it didn't care for that. Guess my point is... Whatever lol Quote

15-11-2015, 18:37:01

jimma47
What I find interesting is that the Google car knew to pull over. Like it's programmed to. How does it know it's a real cop? Googlejacking coming your way soon.

I would assume that there was someone in it as it's undergoing trials but the way it's worded is open to interpretation.
"The officer stopped the car and made contact with the operators to learn more about how it was choosing speeds along certain roadways and to educate the operators about impeding traffic,"
Makes it sound like the cop called Google HQ.
Creative media licence....Quote

15-11-2015, 20:32:42

NeverBackDown
You'd figure since it's capped at 25mph it wouldn't choose a road that has a speed limit of 35mph?Quote

15-11-2015, 20:36:14

jimma47
Quote:
Originally Posted by NeverBackDown View Post
You'd figure since it's capped at 25mph it wouldn't choose a road that has a speed limit of 35mph?
Maybe it's programmed to drive like an old person. Right indicator on the whole way, In the wrong lane. Never heard of a mirror.Quote

15-11-2015, 20:42:16

NeverBackDown
Quote:
Originally Posted by jimma47 View Post
Maybe it's programmed to drive like an old person. Right indicator on the whole way, In the wrong lane. Never heard of a mirror.
Then maybe an old person was the one who programmed it?Quote
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