San Francisco – San Francisco Police Recently, unusual traffic came to a halt when an officer stopped a self-driving car.
The San Francisco Police Department confirmed that the accident occurred on April 1 on Clement Street in the city, with officers initially towing the self-driving cruise vehicle for not turning on its headlights while driving after 10 p.m.
Video obtained by KTVU shows an officer walking into what would be a driver-side window in a Cruze car only to find that no one was at the wheel.
After the car came to a stop and the officer returned to the patrol car, Cruz’s car moved forward through the intersection before swerving to the side again and flashing the hazard lights.
Cruz said her car moved forward to find a safer place to stop.
We have AV [autonomous vehicle] I handed over to the police vehicle, then pulled over to the nearest safe place to stop, as intended,” Cruz tweeted.
Onlookers can be seen and heard at the scene on Clement Street in the Richmond neighborhood. the video was Posted on Instagram On 1 April.
He heard a man say: “No one in it.”
“Oh my God, I have to watch this,” says a woman.
The officer initially stopped the car because its headlights did not turn on while driving after 10 p.m.
In an email to KTVU, Cruise confirmed that the car is part of a driverless ride-hailing service, which only operates at night between 10pm and 5am. The company said the vehicles’ headlights were off due to human error and that the problem had been fixed.
Such stops could herald what could happen as more self-driving vehicles take to the streets.
Cruz said the officer did not issue a ticket.
San Francisco police did not respond to KTVU’s inquiries.
Cruise began offering passengers free rides in their motorized vehicles earlier this year.
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