Self-driving car: San Francisco police are facing a new challenge after they stopped a private car with no one inside.
Police approached the Self-driving car, as it was traveling without headlights.
In the incident, which was filmed in the film, the officer said “no one” . Before the car drove to the area where Cruise said he was safe.
The company said the lighting issue was caused by human error.
Cruise, owned by General Motors and develops self-driving technology, was testing private vehicles (AVs) in the US.
Earlier this year it began allowing members of the public to join.The waiting list to enjoy a free night ride.
Cruise wrote on Twitter: “Our AV surrendered to a police vehicle. And then arrived at a nearby safe place, as intended. A police officer contacted Cruise staff but was not released.
The company has produced a YouTube video law enforcement and other “first responders”, setting out how they should engage with AVs.
It says in the video that these cars have microphones that can detect siren sounds.
“AV can detect lights and sirens so it will stop”.
The video explains that officials have to dial a dedicated phone number. To reach the company’s “elevator team” before approaching the car.
“For example, the elevator team can perform a number of tasks at a distance, including unlocking the car … and ensuring that the Self-driving car stays in a safe parking lot.”
The England and Wales law commissions and the Scottish Law Commission have called for changes in the law to deal with self-driving vehicles.
The private sector, which monitors and reviews UK law, recommends that if anything goes wrong, the company that manages the private driving system is responsible, instead of the driver.
Problems with non-motorized vehicles have arisen as technology advances – including the knowledge of people living on the quiet streets of San Francisco, who are full of self-driving cars.
Other automotive giants, including Elon Musk electric car company Tesla, operate with their own non-driving technology.