Google's Driverless Car Stopped For Driving Too Slow


A Google self-driving vehicle was stopped for driving too slow.

Google reported on Nov. 12 that one of its self-driving cars was pulled over by an officer in Silicon Valley.

The officer stopped the car and its occupant after he noticed traffic backing up behind the vehicle. 

The vehicle was reportedly driving 10 mph below the street's speed limit. 

"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," Google said in a Google+ post.  

"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!"

The tech giant's driverless project has had its share of safety concerns. According to Google's Self-Driving Car Project Monthly Report from August 2015, its autonomous vehicles have been involved in 16 minor accidents since the program's inception in 2009.

Sources: Google Plus, Google Self-Driving Car Project Monthly Report (2) / Photo credit: Google

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