Google Driverless Car is Pulled Over...But There's No Driver to Ticket

Google Driverless Car is Pulled Over...But There's No Driver to Ticket Aleksandr Milewski / Facebook

One of Google's driverless cars, which the company hopes will pave the way toward a future where all driving is done for us, was pulled over by a California police officer this week.

But there was no driver to ticket.

A motorcycle cop saw the odd white coupe on Thursday and pulled it over to investigate.

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Witness Aleksandr Milewski,  who snapped a photo of the unusual incident, said in a Facebook post that he spoke to the person along for the ride in the car after it was pulled over.

The passenger said police "pulled them over to ask why they were all going so slow."

After the photo Milewski took began to make the rounds online, Google's self-driving car project issued a response.

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"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.

"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!"

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