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A couple of months ago, Cruise The Autonomous vehicles The department of General Motors began offering driverless taxi services in the city of San Francisco to test and refine its technology. The company is working hard to be the first to offer sensor-loaded car rides that promise to revolutionize the way we move around by making roads and highways safer.
However, not everyone seems to be ready to say goodbye to the drivers. Over the weekend, a video of a traffic officer trying to interrogate the driver of an autonomous vehicle spread on social media. After instructing the car to stop, the officer went to the car window and looked inside in shock. He then tries to open the door and fails to do so and returns to his patrol. At that moment the cruise started crossing a road again and stopped flashing. The policeman and his accomplice approached the car again, surrounded it and became confused by the situation.
According to Edge , Aaron McLean , A cruise spokesman, said after the incident that the car was not trying to escape but was looking for a safe place to park. The car was stopped for not turning on the lights, a problem that has already been fixed by the company. McLarer explained that the company works closely with city police and has a hotline for reporting such incidents.
Cruise is not the only company that operates and tests its autonomous vehicles in a real environment. They also became the first in the race to provide services Tesla with autopilot And Google with Waymo (Which also conducts tests in the city of San Francisco).
It is estimated that 94% of car accidents are caused by human error. The introduction of autonomous systems promises to dramatically reduce the number of deaths and injuries caused by traffic accidents.