Driverless autonomous cars are becoming more and more common on the San Francisco roads. But what happens when one is pulled over by the police? Recently, a driverless autonomous car was pulled over by the San Francisco Police Department for not having a human driver. The car was actually an autonomous taxi by a company called “Cruise”.
Driverless Autonomous Car Pulled Over by San Francisco Police
Cruise autonomous taxis are driverless cars that are used for ride-sharing. They were developed by Cruise, which is a self-driving car company that was acquired by General Motors in March of 2016. In May of 2018, Cruise unveiled their first driverless autonomous taxi. The taxi was able to complete a trip from downtown San Francisco to the Mission Bay neighborhood without a human driver.
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However, last weekend, the driverless autonomous car was pulled over by the San Francisco Police Department for not having a human driver. GM’s Cruise vehicles were operating autonomously in San Francisco at night, giving rides to employees around the city. The company is testing its self-driving tech and providing human backup for safety reasons while doing so!
Here’s what the cruise responded about the incident:
While the technology is still new, it’s clear that there are some kinks to work out. With more and more driverless cars on the road, we can expect these types of incidents to become more common. Let’s hope that San Francisco Police Department and other law enforcement agencies around the country take a closer look at how to handle situations like this in order to avoid any dangerous conflicts.