tech2 News StaffNov 13, 2015 16:18:06 IST
Today, Google shared an image on its Self-Driving Car Project Google+ page showing how a policeman pulled over one of its self driving cars. And for what? Driving too slowly! "Bet humans don’t get pulled over for that too often," Google writes in the post.
It should be noted that the self driving car prototype speed has been capped to 25mph due to safety concerns. Google cites reasons like it wants the commuters to feel friendly and approachable rather than have its cars zoom scarily on the streets.
"Like this officer, people sometimes flag us down when they want to know more about our project. After 1.2 million miles of autonomous driving (that’s the human equivalent of 90 years of driving experience), we’re proud to say we’ve never been ticketed!," Google explains in the post.
Earlier this year, Google had reported about its self-driving car being involved in an accident for the first time. A few minor incidents aside, the project has reportedly been free from accidents, Google recently said. A report earlier this month added that Google teaches its cars “to drive more cautiously around children”. When the sensors in the driverless car detects children, whether costumed or not, the software determines that there is a possibility they could behave differently.
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