San Francisco Police Pull Over, Ticket GM Self-Driving Car: Video6
Self-driving cars are not above the law, and a GM Cruise-operated self-driving car received a ticket in San Francisco on March 20. The incident happened one day after an Uber self-driving vehicle struck and killed a pedestrian in Arizona.
The police officer observed the self-driving Chevrolet Bolt EV come close to a pedestrian in the crosswalk, and the officer initiated a traffic stop on the grounds that the self-driving car failed to yield to the pedestrian. Cruise Automation told CBS news affiliate KPIX that the self-driving car never posed danger to the pedestrian and data showed the car kept a safe distance at 10.8-feet away.
Yet, the citation stands, and Cruise told the news affiliate that the human safety driver inside the self-driving Bolt EV is responsible for the ticket. The San Francisco police department did not comment on the matter any further.
It’s the second mishap involving a Cruise self-driving car in San Francisco after an autonomous vehicle collided with a motorcyclist in the city. Police found the motorcyclist at fault for the crash, but the man is now suing General Motors over the incident.
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You have to imagine there has to be a betting pool going around the SFPD for who could ticket a self driving vehicle first…
I’m found at fault but I’m still going to sue you because you have more money than me and I’m entitled to some of it.
The new American way. The millenial utopia.
Yup – no one is responsible for anything anymore – ridiculous – They should counter sue the MC driver -RIDICULOUS _ ambulance chaser – no wonder insurabnce is so high
if the car self driving your not considerate a passenger ,,,,
Just as I expected. The person in the car will be fully responsible for it even if they aren’t driving it.
They may need to fine tune how the car comes to a stop. Even if it was 100% effective in stopping 2′ away from the pedestrian, that would not be acceptable and would freak out any cops, pedestrians, and even the driver.