Sell my BMW
for a Google car? Following this rather strange news, and for a reason you wouldn’t normally expect anyone to be stopped for, the Google driverless car recently fell afoul of the law in Mountain View, Silicon Valley, after being pulled over for driving too slowly, so probably not just yet!
The latest invention from the search engine giants was reportedly holding up traffic as it drove along, contently, at 24mph in a 35mph zone. The reason the car was being so nonchalant is because the robot controlled motors are limited to just 25mph at present.
A rather bewildered officer of the law, more used to citing drivers for excess speed, approached the car window only to be greeted with a driver’s seat missing the usual sight of a driver! Unruffled by the situation, the policeman proceeded to inform Google of the misdemeanour.
In a statement Mountain View Police Department said:
“The officer stopped the car and made contact with the operators to learn more about how the car was choosing speeds along certain roadways and to educate the operators about impeding traffic per 22400(a) of the California Vehicle Code.”
Google duly responded with a post to their Google + account confirming the incident and also that their vehicles have over 90 years of driving experience. Could this be why it was driving so slowly after all? We’ll let you decide.