Self-Driving Car Ticketed
No one was harmed, just a close call.
(Self-driving car gets ticket video)
The self-driving car owned by San Francisco-based Cruise was pulled over for not yielding to a pedestrian in a crosswalk. Cruise says its data shows the person was far away enough from the vehicle and the car did nothing wrong.
A witness, Kevin O’Connor, snapped a photo after seeing the motorcycle officer pull over the self-driving car as O’Connor drove through the South of Market area last week. “There was another car stopped alongside and he looked a little befuddled,” said O’Connor. “The cop was just writing a regular ticket like they always do.”
According to data collected by Cruise, the pedestrian was 10.8 feet away from the car when, while the car was in self-driving mode, it began to continue down Harrison at 14th St. Shortly after the car accelerated, the officer pulled it over.
Obviously, what should have happened here is that the Cruise car should have contacted an autonomous lawyer program to contest the ticket (see DoNotPay Lawyer Program Contests Parking Tickets).
That would have really made my day.
Via cbslocal and /..
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