Police officer tries to pull over driverless car and it goes terribly
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Featured Image Credit: TikTok/@johnnyromano3
A driverless car unintentionally made for great humor when a TikToker shared a video of what happened when a police officer tried to stop his self-driving vehicle.
In the 23 second clip, TikTok user Johnny Romano can be heard laughing while saying: “We’re sorry. This car won’t let us move.”
While Johnny and his companion laughed and kept trying to explain the problem, showing their hands in the air away from any wheel, you can see the utter confusion on the officer's face before the clip ends.
Commenters were quick, however, to call out Johnny for not filming more and showing the reaction of the police officer when he got the drivers window to find that no one was in the seat.
One commenter pleaded: “I wanted to see him come to the drivers window sooo bad!”
Another made fun of the situation by joking: “Bro is going to pull over the AI."
In the end, it seems as though no one received anything too harsh of a punishment as Johnny shared an update video explaining that this was his first time in a self-driving car.
“We stop at a religious parade; I had no idea what to do,” he explained.
After the car wouldn’t stop, he told his followers how he continued his journey before stopping a little further up and when the officer caught up to him, they realized that there was no driver present.
Johnny made light of the situation by stating: “He can’t arrest a robot - there wasn’t enough room in the jail so we kind of chalked it up to a misunderstanding and he let me go.”
Hilariously, this isn’t the first instance of a self-driving car being pulled over and creating a laugh-worthy moment online.
In a recent video posted on Instagram, a Cruise can be seen car pulling over to the side of the road so that the police office can approach the driver’s side.
Unfortunately, that’s where to co-operation stops as it swiftly accelerates to cross an intersection and travel further away.
Thankfully, it did manage to stop and after contacting Cruise, they company explained that the car is programmed to find an area which is safe before parking for a police check.
In a statement on its corporate Twitter account, Cruise said: “Our AV yielded to the police vehicle, then pulled over to the nearest safe location, as intended. An officer contacted Cruise personnel and no citation was issued.”
Cruise also explained to CNBC that the San Francisco Police Department has a dedicated phone number which is always available for calls for when the company’s driverless vehicles get pulled over.