It seems Google’s self-driving car has the mind of a 86 year old Florida tourist because during a test drive the car was actually pulled over this week for driving too slow. The incident happened on Thursday in Mountain View, California when the car was pulled over for driving 24 mph in a 35 mph zone. However, the policeman was in for a surprise when there was no driver to ticket. However, there was a passenger from Google riding in the car to explain the situation.
Authorities say the car had been backing up major traffic, but didn’t give a ticket to the autonomous vehicle. Google went on to explain that they cap the speed at 25 mph for safety reasons since the car is still in testing. However, the plan is to increase the speed prior to the vehicle going to market. Currently, Google has over 1.2 million driving miles without a ticket and claims that record is still intact despite Thursday’s incident.
Currently, Google is paving the way for self-driving cars as more manufacturers begin to contemplate the possibilities. Ford recently announced that they were in the process of testing the technology, but were years away from having a working model. However, at the current rate the tech is developing we could possibly see our favorite makes and models in self-driving form by 2019.