It’s probably not the first reason you could imagine a Google car falling foul of the law, but one of their driverless vehicles was pulled over in Mountain View, Silicon Valley… for driving too slowly!
The vehicle was reportedly holding up traffic driving at 24mph in a 35mph zone, as the robot controlled motors are currently limited to just 25. As the picture shows, a rather bemused officer went to the car window only to find no one to hand a ticket. Unperturbed, the policeman has informed 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 responded with a post to their Google + account confirming the incident and also that their vehicles have over 90 years of driving experience. That probably explains why they were driving so slowly, my Gran’s not even 90 and she never gets out of 2nd gear.