A motorcycle cop ticketed a Cruise autonomous vehicle’s human safety driver, saying the car came too close to a pedestrian.
Cruise Automation, which is a startup acquired by General Motors, says it’s a bum rap — that the car’s data shows it was no closer than 10.8 feet from the woman, who was in a crosswalk in the South of Market neighborhood.
“Safety is our priority in testing our self-driving vehicles,” Cruise said in a statement. “California law requires the vehicle to yield the right of way to pedestrians, allowing them to proceed undisturbed and unhurried without fear of interference of their safe passage through an intersection. Our data indicates that’s what happened here.”
Read the article at Detroit Free Press.