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A now-viral video of San Francisco cops pulling over a self-driving taxi is as dystopian as it’s hilarious.
Initially posted to Instagram, the video filmed in San Francisco’s Richmond district reveals SFPD officers drive up behind the parked autonomous car — solely to have it leap ahead and pull over once more a pair hundred ft up the street.
All through the encounter, bystanders will be heard laughing and shouting “what the fuck” because the confused cops circle the automobile, presumably making an attempt to determine what to do with it.
Owned by GM, the Cruise robotaxi firm started providing free driverless nighttime rides to the general public earlier this yr, although individuals desperate to beta check the service have to hitch a waitlist to take action, CNBC famous in its reporting on the incident.
In a response, Cruise stated that the robotaxi did what it was alleged to do when confronted by legislation enforcement. And in an announcement to CNBC, Cruise stated that SFPD have a devoted quantity to name when its officers pull over the corporate’s robotaxis.
“Our AV yielded to the police vehicle, then pulled over to the nearest safe location, as intended,” the account tweeted. “An officer contacted Cruise personnel and no citation was issued.”
Provided that this GM subsidiary is simply the primary of at the very least two autonomous taxi providers to hit the Bay Space (together with Nuro, a driverless supply startup), it’s time we get used to this sort of hilarity — and hope it doesn’t get any extra harmful.
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