a recent video The online post shows that a driverless Cruise car is being stopped in San Francisco by police who find that the autonomous vehicle had no one behind the wheel.
In the video posted on April 1, the Cruise car initially pulled over to the side of the road and stopped when a policeman approached the driver’s side before accelerating to cross an intersection and pulling back further down the road.
“Are you serious? How does that happen?” A passerby yells in the video.
On Sunday, Cruz said the car behaved as expected.
“Our AV surrendered to the police vehicle, then was stopped to the nearest safe location, as intended. An officer contacted Cruise personnel and no quote was issued,” She said on the company’s Twitter account.
Cruz told CNBC that the San Francisco Police Department has a dedicated phone number available at all times for officers to call when parking the company’s driverless cars. SFPD representatives did not immediately respond to requests for more information.
The teaser episode highlights some of the situations that can happen when self-driving cars become more common on city streets.
Waymo, the alphabet Company, Planning to offer free rides without a driver? In her cars in San Francisco for members of a test program, she has completed “tens of thousands” of driverless trips in Arizona.
Nuro has a deployment permit to operate driverless cars in San Francisco as well, but the startup is focused on delivery, not a taxi service.
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