Police Officer Issues a Ticket to a Self-Driving Car

In San Francisco this week, a city police officer issued a ticket to an autonomous GM Cruise vehicle for failure to yield to a pedestrian. Specifically, the self-driving vehicle got too close to a person walking in a crosswalk.

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April 2, 2018, 1:00 PM PDT

By PabloValerio @pabl0valerio

Automated Vehicle

A Cruise Automation Chevrolet Bolt, pictured on the streets of San Francisco. | Dllu / Wikimedia Commons

by Scott Ferguson

Even self-driving cars are not immune from the long arm of the law.

Cruise is disputing the ticket.

In a statement to the television station, the company claims the vehicle stopped about 10.8 feet from the pedestrian before it accelerated again. Once the car started moving, the cop pulled it over and issued a ticket for failure to yield.

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