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Police Baffled After Pulling Over Driverless Car

Police Baffled After Pulling Over Driverless Car

Officers from the San Francisco Police Department were confused as to why no one was behind the wheel

A driverless car was pulled over in San Francisco by police who were baffled to see no one behind the wheel.

The robo taxi, which was pulled over, is part of Cruise's self driving fleet in the city.

Watch the hilarious incident unfold below:

As shown in the clip above, someone yells: "Are you serious? How does that happen?" as cops begin to pull the self-driving vehicle to the side of the road.

The Cruise car initially gets pulled over as a SFPD cop comes over to check out the car.

After a quick inspection, the taxi then accelerates away as the cop walks back to their car, making it look like 'they were on the run'.

The Cruise vehicle is then chased down yet again and pulls over further down the road.

A number of police officers inspect the car and look completely baffled.

No doubt one of them must have thought they were getting Punk'D.

YouTube/Mario Herger

Cruise said on its corporate Twitter account: "Chiming in with more details: our AV yielded to the police vehicle, then pulled over to the nearest safe location for the traffic stop, as intended. An officer contacted Cruise personnel and no citation was issued."

It added "We work closely with the SFPD on how to interact with our vehicles, including a dedicated phone number for them to call in situations like this."

Cruise spokesperson Aaron Mclear told The Verge: "The vehicle yielded to the police car, then pulled over to the nearest safe location for the traffic stop."

It is unclear why SFPD pulled the car to the side of the road, however, it appears that the front lights were turned off.

UNILAD have contacted SFPD for comment.

Cruise cars have been marketed as a 'safe way to drive at night'.

Their website claims: "Our state-of-the-art computer vision - powered by multiple sensors that have no need for active illumination - enables our self-driving vehicles to better see pedestrians, vehicles, bicycles, and more in the darkest of nights.

"Our use of cutting-edge machine learning means our self-driving vehicles think multiple steps ahead of human drivers, planning intelligently and safely for dangerous scenarios. And, our self-driving hardware is high-performance and rigorously validated, resulting in a ride you can rely upon."

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Featured Image Credit: YouTube/Mario Herger

Topics: US News, Technology