Self-driving Google car busted for going too slow

WASHINGTON — One of Google’s self-driving cars was pulled over in Mountain View, California, but not for speeding. It was going too slow.

The Autonomous Vehicle was backing up traffic as it traveled 24 mph in a 35-mph zone.

The Mountain View Police Department says in a news release says after the vehicle was pulled over on El Camino Real, police contacted Google to find out how the car was choosing its speeds.

By law, the cars can only be operated on roadways with speed limits at or under 35 mph.

In a Google+ post, Google says its cars don’t go any faster than 25 mph.

“We’ve capped the speed of our prototype vehicles at 25 mph for safety reasons. We want them to feel friendly and approachable, rather than zooming scarily through neighborhood streets,” the post says.

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