Not sure how safe I feel now about riding in one of these cars after a self-driving shuttle got pulled over by police on its first day carrying passengers.
This happened in Rhode Island where A Providence officer pulled over the strange looking autonomous vehicle because he had never seen one before.
This was just just hours after the public launch of a state-funded pilot for a shuttle service called “Little Roady.” The shuttle offers free rides on a 12-stop urban loop that links to a train station. Each vehicle holds six people, including an attendant who takes control when the self-driving technology falls short, such as on difficult left turns with oncoming traffic.
The officer had a nice conversation with the attendant and ultimately let them go after finding no violations.
The police say they welcome the technology and feel it's important to embrace it.
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