Google's self-driving car just got pulled over for driving too slow


When we first heard that one of Google's self-driving cars had been pulled over by cops, we thought one of its little pod-like vehicles might've been caught hammering along the highway during a sneaky one-off test of its ability to handle high speeds.

But no. It was actually stopped for going too slow. That's right, a Mountain View traffic cop this week spotted the cute little pod puttering along the street at a speed presumably not much faster than a granny walking a dog, and decided to have a word.

Facebook user Zandr Milewski, who watched the incident unfold (presumably at a snail's pace), grabbed a shot of the officer beside what looks like a cartoon cop car but is actually one of Google's self-driving motors (incidentally, that dome on top contains some of the car's all-important sensors).

Presented without comment.Image ©2015 Aleksandr Milewski

Posted by Zandr Milewski on Thursday, November 12, 2015

After Milewski posted the amusing picture on the social networking site, the Mountain View Police Department confirmed the incident, explaining that one of its traffic cops had "noticed traffic backing up behind a slow moving car," and as a consequence decided to pull it over.

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