Google’s self-driving car stopped due to slow driving




A policeman from Mountain View in California has upheld a Google Autonomous Vehicle. The officer stopped the car because he was surprised about the amount of traffic that had formed behind the car.

The traffic seemed to be held up by an autonomous Google car drove very slowly. The vehicle was driving 24 miles per hour on a road where the maximum speed is 35 miles per hour, which translated means, respectively 40 and 56 kilometers per hour.

The officer then stopped the car to find out why the occupants of the car that picked up speed on the road. Simultaneously, the agent gave instruction on whether or not obstructing other traffic under the California Vehicle Code, able to read on the blog of the police department. The car was not fined because the autonomous car of Google’s covered by another regulation, namely the Neighborhood Electric Vehicle Definition from the same rules. However, in that self-driving cars only allowed to drive on roads with a maximum speed goes up to 35 miles per hour, which was the case here.

In a Google+-reaction allows the Self-Driving Car Project from Google that the prototypes of the cars can safety reasons no faster than 40 kilometers per hour so the cars seem friendly and approachable and not speed freaks sweep through residential neighborhoods around. As yet has no Google car yielded a traffic fine, according to the Google+ Post.


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