After halting an autonomous vehicle with no one inside, San Francisco cops were presented with a new dilemma.
Officers approached the automobile, which was being driven by Cruise, since it was not using its headlights.
In the video of the event, a cop says, “There ain’t nobody in there,” before the automobile moves to a safer location, according to Cruise.
The problem with the headlights, according to the business, was caused by human error.
Cruise, a GM subsidiary that develops self-driving technology, has been testing autonomous vehicles (AVs) in the United States.
It began offering free night-time rides to members of the public who signed up for a waiting list earlier this year.
Cruise said on Twitter: “As planned, our AV yielded to the police car and pulled over to the next safe area. No citation was issued after an officer contacted Cruise employees.”
The corporation has created a YouTube video for law enforcement and other “first responders” that explains how to interact with autonomous vehicles.
The cars, according to the video, feature microphones that can detect siren noises.
“The AV is able to recognise lights and sirens and will come to a halt.”
Before approaching a car, officers should contact a designated phone number to reach the company’s “escalation team,” according to the video.
“The escalation team, for example, can perform a variety of activities remotely, such as unlocking the car… and ensuring that it remains in a secure stationary position.”